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Oil Slick Moving North?

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On May 20, 2010 @ 3:37 pm In Energy,Science | Comments Disabled

Here is some scary news: The Gulf Oil leak has developed a tail. This suggests it is catching onto the loop current, which could take this around the Florida peninsula and up the East coast.

Check out these NASA photos [1]:

Oil Tail Below Spill

[2]

Loop Current

[3]

The hell with this . . . I am grabbing a book, some SPF15, and going to the pool . . .

Hat tip boingboing [4]


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[1] NASA photos: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=44036

[2] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/tailofthebeast.jpg

[3] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/loop-current-.jpg

[4] boingboing: http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/20/the-gulf-oil-slick-h.html

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