Video: Huge slick at site of BP disaster in Gulf of Mexico — Visible rainbow sheen and weathered oil not seen for months

Published: January 28th, 2013 at 10:12 am ET


Title: 20130127-Calm seas but troubled waters
Source: On Wings of Care
Date: Jan 27, 2013
Emphasis Added

[…] the most troubling vision today was the Macondo area itself. The slick that we had first noticed last fall, which was spreading over the area within a half-mile or so of the scene of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, was huge today. It stretched over 7 nautical miles in the south-north direction and was almost a mile wide in some spots. There were some patches of rainbow sheen and even some weathered oil (brownish “mousse”), although overall it remained a light surface sheen. […]

[…] There are patches of rainbow and weathered “mousse” in it as well, which we have not seen out there for many months. […]

See video of the slick here

Published: January 28th, 2013 at 10:12 am ET


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34 comments to Video: Huge slick at site of BP disaster in Gulf of Mexico — Visible rainbow sheen and weathered oil not seen for months

  • ftlt

    Oh Yeah, they fixed it!!!! "Fixed" it is right!!!

    There are only third world people now!!! Unless, you are one of the few!!!


  • behappy1

    yeah, same "fix" tepco will use in the end

    shut off the video feed

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Study: "Dirty bathtub" buried oil from BP spill
    Jan. 28,2013

    This reasonably correct…IMHO.'s a description of another unprecedented situation.


  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    PS..It is clear..the leak is on-going..on-going what BP doesn't want to admit to.
    How much oil is presently 'leaking'?


      If my math is correct, and if the Taylor Energy, and BP Macondo, plus the leaking from beside the Whiting Salt Dome are taken into account, then it comes to about 4.2 million barrels a year. This is not including the oil on the bottom that is stirred to the top by current motions.

      This will not go away in my lifetime. The food chain from the Gulf is screwed….

  • Cisco Cisco

    What will happen to those spring breakers who will come to the Gulf shortly? Some will swim, some will walk and lay on the beaches, many will breath the air that's blowing in off the Gulf. What will be their fate? Would you discourage them from coming?


      Honestly? I don't want to be near any of the coasts!

      "Fukushima to the left of me, BP to the South! Here I am stuck in the middle with you."

      Sung to the tune of Stealers Wheel

      I don't trust the Atlantic any better with all the oil incursions and spills up there, and the Great Lakes are even worse.

      • no.. there's only 3 American and 1 Russian nuke sub lost to the depths of the mid-to-north Atlantic ocean to consider. And then the chemicals from the rivers and harbors. Red tide carrying who knows-what biological nasty that killed it, and the soon-to-be extinct aquatic species that are now washing up on the beaches due to stuff growing on them that's eating their flesh. You could almost swim in it… really… it it wasn't for all the trash we've thrown into it, anyhow.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      I have no desire to be near any coasts either.
      All this, makes me very upset!!!

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    That brownish mousse is corexit in use.
    Here is an example.

    Check out the Water on Pensacola Beach, FL – Sept 13, 2011

    In realtime..real life.

    Jan.15 2013
    Ongoing BP Oil Contamination at Florida Point at Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Alabama

    • Thad

      Heart of the Rose
      can you document who is spraying Corexit presently-"That brownish mousse is corexit in use." ONOC show no vessels in that area.
      And a two year old YT of a beach in no way documents what going on offshore today-

      Michele Walker-Harmon's vid is void of any information what so ever as what the discoloration on the beach is. Could be algae scum and the lump –rotten wood?? about what is in the vid

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        My posts are always open ..for interpretation.
        What do you think it is?
        I spent a part of my life on the beach..I'll hold my opinion.

        • Thad

          brownish mousse – simple oil water emulsion-

          MW-H's vid dirty sand – you have seen it, could be scum from sea foam – dead algae— or even wind blown dust. The lump who knows? She could have broken and shown the inside Last she and others tried to pass off a lump of duct sealant putty as a huge tar ball.

          • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

            So..why won't they still be using Corexit?

            • Thad

              Heart of the Rose
              to use a dispersant such as Corexit approval first must be gotten from the USCG. They evaluate the size of the spill, decide method for clean-up and if a dispersant is warranted– and then supervise.
              maybe you can see in the photos in the back ground off in the distance the sheen has ended- naturally dispersing–

              • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                "The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has placed Corexit on the NCP Product Schedule, meaning that the FOSC can authorize its use in responding to an oil spill if the EPA concurs and, where practicable, after consulting with certain natural resource trustees. A scheduled product may also be pre-authorized in a regional or area contingency plan, meaning that it can be used in specific instances at the direction of the FOSC without further consultation. Corexit was pre-authorized for use by the relevant regional contingency plan for use in a response to an oil spill of the type experienced in this instance. The FOSC authorized use of Corexit in the response to the Macondo oil spill. By the time the response effort was over, approximately 1.8 million gallons of Corexit were applied either to the water’s surface or beneath the water’s surface, near the source of the discharge."

                Responder Immunity


                PS..dispersal..doesn't mean much to me.

                • Thad

                  Heart of the Rose

                  FOSC Federal On-Scene Commander
                  FOSC Federal On-Scene Coordinators

                  In the GoM that is the USCG

                  Dispersal- bad – agreed
                  It would be better to have a product that either bio-consumes or coagulates holding together for mechanical removal–IF bio-friendly

                  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                    well then

                    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                      "Corexit was pre-authorized for use by the relevant regional contingency plan for use in a response to an oil spill of the type experienced in this instance"

                      Preauthorized use.
                      USCG..just say yes'em.

                    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                      ..roll over..and say…yes'em..

                    • Thad

                      Heart of the Rose
                      The only despersant that the USCG can permit is one already approved by the EPA.
                      It not a matter of "rollover", EPA is the approving authority by law.. These things have to be pre-approved- can't wait for the event to happen and then start an approval process that could take months–.

  • We Not They Finally

    There was a man named Matt Simmons, former energy advisor for Bush Sr. He said there's a hole in the sea, and that whether BP covers the news up or not,it will keep on gushing. He died under suspect circumstances oh, about a week or two after his announcement. Coincidence? Yeah. Look him up. We get so involved with the bad guys, that sometimes we forget to honor the good ones.

  • We Not They Finally

    We were watching the webcam of the gushing oil before Hurricane Bonnie in the summer of 2010. Then after the hurricane, suddenly the webcam looked quite different. It was no longer gushing, but it also wasn't the same location! We saw that the latitude and longitude readings in the corner were off. Turns out there were TWO wells leased to BP by the U.S. government, marked "A" and "B." Not rocket science, guys. Figure it out.

    • Thad

      We Not They Finally
      "webcam" ? The only cams were in ROVs. The ROV is attached to a surface vessel by an imbilical- the vessel retrieved the ROV and evac'd for the storm so the ROV before and after Bonnie would be different ROVs– and operating in the exact same positions hard to locate that exact and —WHY ?
      Two wells- first was spudded and drld to 5,400' by the Transocean Marianas which was damaged by Hurrecane IDA changed out to DWH. Well was cemented plugged and abandoned– no Producing or pressured formation drld–

  • ftlt

    The media silence on this is deafening..

    All the noise is always the lies about the globalist wars for profit… And the faux-democracy in DC…

  • Thad

    All– go to FB "On wings Of Care" go to their thread and read the comments especially those by Bonnie the lady that took the pictures–

  • krugthecaveman krugthecaveman

    The cracked shale Gulf of Mexico floor is never going to stop leaking. This arrogant, money driven, reckless, deceitful oil company BP and our current administrations desire to "drill,drill,drill our way out of foreign dependence " is going to destroy our country.

    • Thad

      So you saying everybody lair? the USCG and the NOAA lairs ?
      The USCG has supervised 4 separate ROV surveys of the area, witnessed by other federal and state agencies – found no bottom damage– the NOAA made their own ROV survey following an extensive bottom survey using multi-beam sonor- found no bottom damage.
      And the bottom is not shale it is a plastic clay, shale would occur some 3-4,000' deeper.
      Also for your informatiom the US IS out of foreign oil dependence NETR exporter for the last two year and- exports expected to increase

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose


      • 16Penny 16Penny

        Ya, I think that any visible "cracking" of the ocean floor would quickly fill in with sediment. It sounds eerily similar to what is happening in the Bayou. The "hydrocarbon + CoWrecks it" soup slithers it's way through geological formations, pushed along the path of least resistance by deep formation pressures until it can find a weak point.

        While this is happening it would be possible for pockets to develop between the shale and clay, or within the clay layer that could inflate. Once the gas establishes a pathway the pressure along the path of the traveling Hydrocarbon soup would be relieved and any pockets that had developed could then subside, pumping out their stored Hydrocarbon soup even if no longer in communication with the source.

        • Thad

          here we go again—"It sounds eerily similar to what is happening in the Bayou. The "hydrocarbon + CoWrecks it" soup slithers it's way through geological formations–"

          Can you in any way present any documentation, quote a geological Or hydrology expert–
          The Mississippi alluvial aquifier does not extent to the coast and there is no other permeable connection
          This so obviously without crediability that no one at Bayou Corne has even bothered to test for BP crude nor has any Corexit been found in chemical test for contaminates..

          Simple logic would tell you that if there was any possible way to blame any part of the BayouCorne disaster on BP Texas Brine would have found it and would be waving it like a flag while the charge of their lawyers suing BP

          This is fantasy is of the same genre as the Examiner story of Bayou Corne methane traveling up the aquifier 240 mis t Minden and being ignited by a meteorite shower to explode
          Several day later in news explosion was of improperly stored ordance- part of 6 million lbs– a close one