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Friday, August 20, 2010

Oil Spill Video | Video of Deepwater Horizon on Fire

Florida Oil Spill .com has just seen some amazing video from the team at Nat Geo. These shots from the air and water cover the last moments of the Deepwater Horizon on fire and then sinking.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Florida Oil Spill | How Much is Left in the Gulf?

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Oil Disappears?

Florida Oil Spill .com notes strange reports that most of the the oil, about seventy-four percent of the oil blasting into the Gulf for around three months, has disappeared. Standby for the truth. NBC reports healthy skepticism of claims of the disappearance of the oil.

We remain vigilant and hope that oil disappeared. These reports are a curious departure from the early estimates of thousands, if not millions of gallons of crude oil have been shot into the Gulf of Mexico in the weeks and months since the Deep Water Horizon blow out.

Please let us know if you find any "missing" oil.

Florida Oil Spill Cleanup

Friday, July 30, 2010

Florida Oil Spill | Corexit Corrects It?

Corexit 9500
As Florida Oil Spill litigation continues, experts retained by plaintiffs lawyers are beginning their questions about the efficacy and long-term impact of dispersant on the surface and as injected into the oil-flow at depth. Attorneys are beginning to see As we first noted here, dispersant was injected into the oil at depth. 

The Federal government allegedly approved use of more than 1.8 million gallons of Corexit dispersant in the Gulf. Most of it was Corexit 9500. Tulane University has used infrared spectrometry to determine the chemical makeup of the orange blobs found in animals and larvae. Testing detected the signature for Corexit, the dispersant BP used in the Deepwater Horizon efforts. Erin Gray, a Tulane biologist, told the Huffington Post Thursday.

"Corexit is in the water column, just as we thought, and it is entering the bodies of animals. And it's probably having a lethal impact there," said Susan Shaw, director of the Marine Environmental Research Institute also according to the Huffington Post.

This video investigative report covers the potential for long term impact on Florida's marine environment.

Florida Oil Spill Environmental Impact

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Florida Oil Spill | Bonnie Heads for Gulf

Florida Oil Spill Bonnie
Florida Oil Spill .com notes that Bonnie becomes Tropical Storm | According to NOAA, "Tropical Depression strengthens...becomes Tropical Storm Bonnie... At 615 PM EDT the center of Tropical Storm Bonnie was located about 200 miles southeast of Nassau or about 415 miles east-southeast Key West Florida. Movement was toward the northwest near 14 MPH. A turn to the west-northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected tonight and Friday. Winds have increased TO 40 MPH and that the depression has become a tropical storm." The projected track takes the storm right through the heart of the Gulf Oil Disaster.

Breaking News Update: As of late Thursday night, July 22, 2010 a ship drilling a relief well was ordered to leave the Gulf Oil Disaster site, pending the arrival of Bonnie.

Update: Vessels have now returned to the Deepwater Horizon site.

Florida Oil Spill .com  will continue following this system.

NOAA Satellite Image from July 22, 2010.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Florida Oil Spill Gusher | Possible Leaks Found

Florida Oil Spill Gusher | Possible Leaks Found
Florida Oil Spill .com notes that NBC reports a leak at the the bottom of the BOP blow out preventer and pressure at the well is about 6,800 pounds per square inch, lower than scientists expected. Meanwhile 2 miles from the Deepwater Horizon site, oil is reportedly coming out of the sandy bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, a tropical storm may be headed for the Gulf oil disaster site.

Florida Oil Gusher Leaks

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Oil Gusher Reportedly Stopped

Cable news resources including CNN are reporting that there is no oil flowing into the Gulf. The pressure gauge we have been watching all day appears to be indicating that the well has been capped. BP stock closed up about 7 percent.

For the first time in months, great news, indeed.

Florida Oil Spill.

Oil Spill Camera Video | Oil Gusher Stopped?

Oil Spill Camera Video | Oil has stopped gushing from the well one would think based on reports early this morning July 15, 2010. We have reviewed the feeds and as of 6:15 am EST oil appears to still be flowing. Here is a multi camera feed from PBS. We hope that this PBS feed will be more reliable. United States Government officials and PBS are now providing this stream.

UPDATE:  July 15, 2010 4:15 PM EST Oil Flow has stopped for now.

Click here to view the Oil Spill Live video feeds we have collected.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Oil Spill Video Update

Oil Spill continues and a summary of the Gulf Disaster can be viewed below. Today we learned that testing of the new device designed to stop the gusher has been postponed. Update: as of 7:37 pm EST on July 14, 2010 the testing of the gusher stopper has been resumed.

Oil Spill Video

Florida Oil Spill Beaches Clear | Legal Action on Slashed Ad Budget

Florida Oil Spill .com Beach Update. has learned that Florida Governor Charlie Crist is considering legal action. The State of Florida has challenges funding the airing of a series of television spots designed to inform the public that much of the Florida coastline remains unaffected by the Gulf Oil Disaster as of July 14, 2010. 

We present that compelling message here for free.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Florida Oil Spill | Best Map

Florda Oil Spill Map
Interactive Map of Oil Spill
Early on in the disaster we created some maps to keep everyone aware of the extent of the Gulf Oil Disaster. This morning we found the best interactive map we have seen. BP Claim centers, drift projections, oil on shore locations, and a myriad of other resources are shown on this amazing map.  Most geographical information system (GIS) data has been put into a format where users can plot and view whatever data they wish. The resource is located here for free:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Video | World Record Oil Skimmer for New World Record Oil Spill

Today may be the day the World records for largest oil skimmer and largest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be broken. According to the St Pete Times, the amount of oil dumped in the Gulf may exceed the volume released in the 1979 Mexican oil spill that we previously covered here. The Associated Press reports that the world's largest oil skimmer may enter the fray soon. The king of all oil disasters occurred in the Middle East when oil was intentionally dumped during a war. Video below.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Oil Spill From Space | Florida in the Picture

Florida is clearly visible in the latest oil spill pictures taken from space. While most of our earlier stories did not show satellite images showing the coast of Florida, the new images now clearly show the black tide is hitting the coastline in the panhandle. 

No oil has been found on Florida West coast including Sarasota, Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Manatee Counties (as of June 27, 2010). It has been a few days since we last posted the latest image from the NASA Earth Observatory. Previous posts are here or you can use our search Florida Oil Spill Tipline using search term "space" located on the right.

Image from June 25, 2010

Coastal cities in Manatee County, Florida are: Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key.

Coastal cities in Sarasota County are: North Port, Sarasota, Venice, Longboat Key

Beaches in Sarasota County are: Blind Pass Beach, Brohard Beach, Caspersen Beach, Lido Beach, Manasota Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty Park, North Lido Beach, Palmer Point Beach Service Club Park, Siesta Beach, South Lido Beach
Turtle Beach, Venice Beach

Monday, June 14, 2010

Oil Spill | Live Feeds | 2 of 4

Florida Oil Spill Tipline has been chasing a good live feed from place to place as they mysteriously continue to have intermittent broadcasts. The feed below are our third and fourth attempts to supply continuous live video from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. If this oil spill feed is Down, try here:

Florida Oil Spill Feed One

If that Oil Spill Feed is offline, try here:

Florida Oil Spill Feed Two

Gulf Oil Spill Camera Feed Three

Gulf Oil Spill Camera Feed Four

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Image | Fire Underwater at Blow Out Preventer? No.

Florida Oil Spill | Around 2:15 am on June 10, 2010 we noticed what looks like fire underwater near the blow out preventer via the underwater feed we have been monitoring. The orange colored substance is visible under the top-center  of the screen  capture below, behind the text data on the top of the image. The orange pattern seems to move around in the frame.

 Is it possible that the blowout is now on fire underwater? No, it is chemical dispersant being shot into the oil flow at the bottom of the sea. Out of sight - out of mind.

Is this an underwater fire? No, they are chemicals being shot into the oil flow.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Another Oil Spill Timeline From Day One

Here is another oil spill timeline of the events in time sequence since the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon.

Timeline of The 2010 Oil Spill

We have been online, one of the first sites devoted to the Disaster in the Gulf. Here is our new timeline that will be updated continuously. We expect many more people and sources to come forward and provide tips and information about what really happened in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico this year.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Oil Spill - New Live Feed Remotely Operated Vehicle Spill Cam Video

Florida Oil Spill Attorney News has been challenged keeping a live feed from the leak at 5,000 feet beneath the Gulf. We are not alone. There have been allegations that somebody has been editing or killing the feed so that the public cannot see what has been done to their Gulf of Mexico. We hope that this PBS feed will be more reliable. United States Government officials and PBS are now providing this stream.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oil Spill Flashback | 1979 Videos

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Disaster from 1979 starring some of the same cast members of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon cast? Impossible - no, there was a 1979 oil rig disaster that leaked for over 6 months. The Florida coastline was threatened and they attempted and failed to stop the leak. The only difference - they were in 200 feet of water, not 5,000 feet.

Florida Oil Spill Live | Video From 5,000 Feet

Now that the Gulf Oil Disaster may have killed the Gulf of Mexico, the polluters are trying to kill the oil well that has been gushing for more that a month. The ROV Remotely Operated Vehicle Feed has been intermittent for reasons unknown to a Florida Oil Spill web technologist. Our feed keeps going away, so you can try here.

Disclaimer Just Posted by BP:

"Please be aware, this is a live stream and may freeze or be unavailable from time to time.

Throughout the extended top kill procedure – which may take up to two days to complete - very significant changes in the appearance of the flows at the seabed may be expected. These will not provide a reliable indicator of the overall progress, or success or failure, of the top kill operation as a whole. BP will report on the progress of the operation as appropriate and on its outcome when complete." May 29, 2010

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