The world is watching this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, wishing and praying it will soon be capped. It really does not look good for the communities that border the Gulf and also the wild life. I would hate to see this oil spill escape out into the Ocean.
From the first moments that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank it has been apparent that the Gulf oil spill has been an oil disaster unlike no other. But the full truth of that statement is perhaps only now beginning to become apparent.
The oil that can be seen from the surface is apparently just a fraction of the oil that has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico since April 20th. Significant amounts of oil are spreading at various levels throughout the water says the report, which was posted on line and published by The New York Times.
On Wednesday, the cap was collecting 630,000 gallons of oil, but it could be capturing more oil if BP had decided to put more ships on the surface to hold and process the collected oil. That means the cap will have to continue venting excess oil into the Gulf until another two ships-one which can sift gas and water out of the crude and another ship will shuttle oil to shore-these ships will arrive next week.
Louisana's coast serves as a winter resting spot for more than 70 percent of the country's water fowl and the region is used by more than a hundred tropicial migretory birds, said Melanie Driscoll, director of bird conservation for the National Audubon Society's Louisiana Coastal Initiative. The birds are being cleaned and relocated, but many biologists would wager that the released birds would head right back where they came from, back into harm's way, especially during breeding season, or they will not adjust to their new location.
I could write several pages on this disaster, but you all have been following along on TV, newspapers or magazine articles. Wikipedia has articles on this oil spill, this is a tragedy in the fullest extent of any disaster we have ever had. I would just hate to see this oil spill escape out of the Gulf. I am praying for those that their business depend on the Gulf waters, may God bless and watch over them in this dark hours.