Deep Horizon Oil Spill

Discussion in 'Florida Diving' started by RickI, May 4, 2010.

  1. RickI

    RickI Manta Ray

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    Good luck to the folks along the Gulf coast in the immediate vicinity in dealing with the spill. Time will tell what degree the spill will impact SE Florida and the Keys. Fingers crossed that it really doesn't but it is too far off to call at this point.

    Put together some links and information about the spill, response and impacts in one place at:

    Deep Horizon Oil Spill - FKA Kiteboarding Forums
     
  2. DebbyDiver

    DebbyDiver Crazy for Kayak Diving! ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Wow, thanks! Permission to share on my Facebook?

    Here's another interesting link: Hair for oil spills program

    And not just hair, but fur too! Tell your hairdresser, barber, and dog groomer about the program!
     
  3. RickI

    RickI Manta Ray

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    Sure go ahead Debbie. I will try to keep the page up to date. The slow rate of updates currently should make that more doable. I am looking at doing something on reef coral impact prospects as well. Hopefully, the plume will never make it that far but it might.
     
  4. Capt Scotty

    Capt Scotty Captain

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    Good job Rick. You have the best info I have found on the net in one place.
     
  5. tropicaledit

    tropicaledit Nassau Grouper

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    RickI, thanks for the links. Some good stat's and information.
     
  6. DebbyDiver

    DebbyDiver Crazy for Kayak Diving! ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Thank you! Shared on FB, and you and I are friends there so you'll see it.
     
  7. RickI

    RickI Manta Ray

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    Thanks folks, hope it never comes to our area in any major way. Still, there is a good chance it might. To try to help updates make more sense, I've split the topic into two stickie threads at:

    ** KITER BUZZ ** - FKA Kiteboarding Forums

    They deal with the source area near the blowout and us folks to the east & northward up the Straits of Florida and beyond.

    Good luck
     
  8. sail3333

    sail3333 Guest

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    I for one am a bit surprised that there is not more info posted about the oil spill. I thought this would be like a clearing house for all current info and contacts for what we, as divers, might do. I personally see this spill as the death knell for the Gulf, it's fisheries, the breeding grounds for many if not most pelagic fish, tourism and the economic stability of the state of Florida. Perhaps it's just too big for people like us. After all, BP, the coasties and government agencies have worked hard to keep people like us away while reporting that 6 birds here and 10 there have been rehabilitated and released. As if that made it all OK.

    Look, back in the late '60's when they sank the first offshore wells off of Santa Barbara CA, one leaked for 9 days. The result was marching in the streets. People burned their gas cards. The EPA was actually born as a direct result of that spill. This leak is of a greater volume in one day than Santa Barbara was in it's entirety.

    Perhaps someone who is a better organizer than I arrange a petition to name all people in the employ of BP and the Mines and Minerals agency who were instrumental in this spill. Charge them criminally. Confiscate all property and pensions and apply those funds to remediation. Since BP will not be required to compensate the victims families, perhaps that confiscated money can be given to them. They died with the same nobility of those in the twin towers on 9/11.

    WHERE THE HELL IS THE OUTRAGE??

    I also expected that there would be more reports from local divers who went out to see the Whale sharks off of the western coast of central Florida. Even if the reasons that they are present are such as disaster, this is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity for divers from Sarasota to Cedar Key.
     

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