Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Pics & Video?

BP is having a huge trouble with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
I saw some pictures on TV and the spill is huge.

Following an explosion at an oil rig, eleven workers are missing on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, operated by Transocean Ltd., and 1,000 barrels of oil per day are seeping from the unplugged well that was being drilled.
I wonder if there's a video online or pictures of the oil spill.

The leaking well was discovered Saturday and the leak could have occurred when the rig sank on Thursday, media reports say. They quote a Coast Guard admiral, Mary Landry, as saying that the spill is "very serious."

Are there photos or videos of the Gulf Of Mexico oil spill?

asked by Blender in Places of the World | 4019 views | 04-27-2010 at 04:29 PM

The rig explosion off Louisiana is spilling 42,000 gallons of oil a day. The oil spill at the Gulf of Mexico is rapidly expanding, and the communities around the Gulf Coast are worried on what would be the impact to the environment.
There are tons of pictures and videos on the web about the oil spill.

Coast Guard officials said Monday afternoon that the oil spill near Louisiana was now covering an area in the Gulf of Mexico of 48 miles by 39 miles at its widest points, and they have been unable to engage a mechanism that could shut off the well thousands of feet below the oceanís surface.

The Coast Guard also said in a statement Monday that an aircrew from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service spotted whales in the vicinity of the oil spill on Sunday.

Pictures of the Gulf Of Mexico oil spill:

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The photos are a bit scary.

If the pessimistic "several months" timeline turns out to be correct, and if the oil continues to gush at its current rate, we could be looking at an eventual volume of 4 million or so gallons - which puts it in the same league as the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989 (11 million gallons) or the Hebei Spirit incident of 2007 (2.8 million).

However, past experiences may be a poor guide when it comes to projecting damage from the Deepwater Horizon rig.

It has been a week since an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon, leaving 11 workers missing and presumed dead. The rig sank Thursday, and the leak was first spotted Saturday. Since last weekend, efforts to contain the spill have failed, mostly because of uncooperative winds.

If the oil spill continues, nature will take its course and fish such as tuna and shrimp will migrate away from polluted waters.

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is threatening oyster beds in Breton Sound on the eastern side of the Mississippi River.

Robot submarines discovered oil shooting from the end of the pipe-like riser that had connected the rig to the well at the ocean sea floor.

Video of the Gulf Of Mexico oil spill (I found this video in youtube)


Doug Suttles, chief operating officer for BP exploration and production, said while the Coast Guard works to clean up oil at the water's surface, the company has mobilized some 700 employees and contractors to figure out a solution for sealing the well at the sea floor.

answered by Mile | 04-27-2010 at 04:40 PM

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