The Gulf Oil "Spill"

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by OceanCitySurfReport, May 25, 2010.

  1. GoodVibes

    GoodVibes Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    What in the world are you smoking?
  2. windswellsucks

    windswellsucks Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    some f-ing idiot was in the lineup the other day saying "im sure this has happened naturally lots of times in the past, the earth will just clean it up" :confused: i wanted to lean over and slap a *****

  3. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    oh yea...the earth frequently spews oil out of itself at a rate of thousands of barrels a day! only it's not oil, it's ash & lava, & it's still a f--king disaster when it happens!

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    I heard something on CNN that when this all happened that a company in Russia that cleans up oil spills and such said they can have the oil well capped within 48 hours . This is when the oil leak first started . BP told them there services where not needed and they could have it done faster. Looks like they were wrong
  5. iwrider

    iwrider Active Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    This world is so f***ed up. Seriously think the end is near. Im usally a positive guy but then signs are every where.
  6. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    man, i really hope this isn't true. i suspect that it prob. will prove to be, but i really hope it isn't. if this is the case, it would be such gross negligence on the part of bp. it's fine that they tried on their own, but when 48hrs came & went, they should have contacted the company & given them the ok to take a shot at capping the well.
  7. puckscantpassme

    puckscantpassme New Member

    May 27, 2010
    hi all, i'm new to the website and don't know much about surfing or how the ocean works, but I'm going on vacation to the outer banks in August, whats the likelihood of it being covered in oil? Assuming the gulf stream is what would carry the oil up the east coast correct? Also when would I start seeing the effects in Jersey?
  8. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Everyone keeps asking that same question about the oil venturing up the coast. There have not YET been any traces of that, have there?

    I asked my dad about it last week. He works at NOAAs field office in D.C. and he said that NOAA did believe that it was going to creep up the east coast, but barely any of it would reach the Carolinas, and when it does, most of it will be swept out to sea at the gulf stream. He lives in Coastal MD and said that as of right now, the long term affects are not projected to hit the mid-atlantic all that badly when its all said and done..

    But again, have there been any traces, even in Northern/Central Florida? Or is all of this just an assumption. I mean, put 100 trillion gallons on oil in the ocean, it will travel, but has anything happened yet?
  9. windswellsucks

    windswellsucks Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    no one knows the answer to whats going to happen. hell runoff alone puts massive amounts of oil in the oceans every year - i wonder what the actual amount is? of course this is much more spread out vs the concentrated 3milex2milex300ft deep oil slick
  10. MattyBmore

    MattyBmore Member

    May 26, 2010
    yet again a truly ignorant post from a cat with NJ in the name.

    Tectonic plate shifts constantly cause oil seepage. Ever heard of tar pits? The most common ways that oil gets into the ocean are from runoff and these seepages. Oil spills have happened on land in California from earthquakes several times.

    You are yet again proving the worth of NJ....

    Human caused oil spills cause the most environmental damage due to their concentration. Several million gallons spread throughout all off the oceans is less than a drop in the bucket. Several million gallons all from one source is a real problem.

    Please educate yourselves on issues before you speak in public forum. For your own sake.
  11. stoneybaloney

    stoneybaloney Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    And you're proving your ignorance by making blanket statements about people from NJ. By the way, "For your own sake" is a fragment and not a sentence. I could call you a Baltimoron now, but I will refrain.
  12. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2006
    I would be (correctly stated, "am") more concerned about the federal debt than the federal deficit. There has been a little noise about the S. Korea boat sinking that took place a month or two ago and this event, deplorable as it is, should continue to be treated as noise and not given WW III status. No coincidence that the Great Leader of N. Korea has recently been to China - more extortion no doubt. Even the European financial markets are being blown out of proportion by panic people. People need to get a grip and keep some of these events in perspective. No doubt, cable news networks with a 24/7 cycle are a real challenge.

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Actually it not Tar its asphalt.

    Tar is a by-product of destructive distillation of woody materials, such as coal or peat.
  14. avonsurfernc

    avonsurfernc Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Yo Matt the gulf is now more polluted than New Jersey never thought I see that happen. Jersey water is the most disgusting water YUCK. Dont get a mouth full you are sure to get sick:eek:
  15. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    I've heard that all the summer guidos are stoked for the spill to hit jersey to they can use the oil for hair gel :D
  16. stoneybaloney

    stoneybaloney Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    You're right, tell everyone you know to stay in NC and/or out of NJ.
  17. DJFresh

    DJFresh Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2008
    Straight up. That NJ water is really bad. Stay away.
  18. eshore

    eshore Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    haha Jersey has the cleanest water on the east coast. i saw it on NOAA I think.
  19. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    the key word in your post is "seepage." as in a small, gradual release of oil, NOT the flowing, gushing river of oil that is currently being released from the ruptured well in the gulf. having taken 400-level ecology courses, i am well aware of tectonic shifts & the effects thereof.
    if you think nature is going to take care of this on its own, you are sadly deluded & appear to be taking a page from the logic guide of rush limbaugh. this oil is going to stick around in the mangrove swamps, bayous, & beaches of the gulf coast for decades to come. even in the middle of the century, kids playing on the beach will be able to dig down into the sand & find leftover oil. if it gets much worse, the commercial fisheries of the gulf aren't likely to recover in our lifetimes.
    i think you don't understand my post, mattybmore. there is an undertone of sarcasm, & an analogy comparing the flow rate of the gulf spill to a volcanic eruption (both of which can, & frequently are, ecological & economic disasters). if that level of sophistication in a message board response offends you, then i deeply apologize for causing you dismay.
    also, my geographical location has nothing to do w/ the validity of my post. just b/c you have some bizarre issue w/ my state doesn't mean every jerseyite is worthy of your oh-so-sophisticated city scorn. i have a feeling all your knowledge of jersey comes from watching mtv. also, before you bad mouth someone else's home state, make sure you don't live in one of the most crime-ridden, drug-infested, violent places on the east coast. & at least i live w/in biking distance of a quality surf spot. i live in paradise compared to you.