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  • May 14, 2010

    Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill May Go On For Years

    If you think conditions have sucked recently, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

    The oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico could go on for years.

    From the below article:

    Simmons noted that the pressure at 5,000 feet undersea — where the well site is located — is so high, that containment efforts are likely often to fail.

    According to a scientific analysis of footage from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico showing the leak, National Public Radio claimed Thursday that the growing ecological disaster is actually ten times worse than previously estimated, saying the rushing torrent of oil pouring into the ocean is equivalent to one Exxon-Valdez spill every four days.

    Here is the full article: Oil spill could go on for years, experts say

    Amateur video of the oil slick proves that the spill is worse than British Petroleum admits:
    Amateur Video Of Gulf Oil Slick – Worse Than BP Admits May 7 2010

    May 2, 2010

    Terranea Resort Diving Conditions And Other News

    Once again, I showed up to Old Marineland with my gear and beer, hoping to get in the water but not expecting the conditions to be all that great.

    The parking lot was empty, except for Chipper who had made the journey from Hesperia.

    We checked out the conditions…

    We checked out the conditions…

    The waves were manageable, but over the last few days, Palos Verdes was getting pounded by waves up to seven feet high; the water just looked plain muddy.

    It was also extremely low tide.

    It was also extremely low tide; I think the beach has been rearranged since the last time I was here.

    Debriefng at Terranea Resort.

    Dive Bum Don, Drysuit Greg and SCJoe joined us in the morning debriefing – well, maybe just briefing, as there wasn’t any diving.

    Chipper said that this was his third time driving to here from Hesperia and all the times he wasn’t able to dive.

    He also mentioned, “I have been following you on your blog for the last two years…you had just over 300 dives then and currently you don’t have that many more.”

    I know… I know… Things will probably get better in June, I hope.

    There was this one rich old lady that kept circling the parking lot in her Mercedes and giving us dirty looks.

    They should be used to our Sunday ritual by now.

    I’m getting fat.

    Am I really getting that fat?

    Now, in other news, one of my local hang outs is offering off season lobster hunting…

    To view this video on YouTube, click here.

    For $2 a drop, you can try your luck at Maine lobster hunting.

    I have never seen anyone win this thing, but people assure me that they do.

    Even if you catch one, the lobsters kick themselves free; your best bet it to probably wait until they’re almost dead.

    Also, Professional Debriefer Paul has won his first video contest – The Unintended Consequences Of Government Regulation!

    Hopefully, this will be the catalyst to fame and fortune!

    To view this video on YouTube, click here.

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