Comment: That's the gel globs from the dispersant used for the oil spill

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That's the gel globs from the dispersant used for the oil spill

We've been waiting for the Gulf Stream to carry it off our shores here in Louisiana. Thanks for the update that it's already reached Florida.

Joking aside, it's bad stuff. Might want to get out of the water.

Dispersants were sprayed on the surface oil spill to break the oil down into smaller droplets so that they are more readily and quickly able to mix with the water.

Dispersants do not reduce the amount of oil that had been spilled and remaining in the environment, but simply pushes the spilled oil underwater. The action of deploying the chemical dispersant will see to it that the oil spill is not visible, but it also means that we now have both the chemical dispersant and the spilled oil in the Gulf. Both are toxic to things biological.

Out of sight, out of mind...