BP Oil Slick Covers Dolphins and Whales, by hccreekkeeper, John L Wathen. June 21, 2010.
BP slick Covers Dolphins and Whales.mov
video by hccreekkeeper aka John L Wathen , with Tom Hutchins of SouthWings, flight pilot, and author Roger David Helbar (author of Saved By the Sea, A love story with fish) who on June 21 2010 flew over the Gulf to find the source of the BP slick
My imperfect transcript. (not exact, few words skipped. minute numbers added for reference)
“It didn’t take long after leaving the shore, to find our first oil.
In the mouth of Mobile Bay, there were patches of light sheen seen behind the islands. oil you couldn’t see it from the beach but
there was a solid mass of oil
on previous flights all, behind safeway ? island, we’d seen was light sheen
now it was turning into the darker pink mass,…. the farther out into the Gulf we got, the more consistent it became
at 17 mile out it was obvious the entire Gulf was covered at this point. there was no more clean water. heavy layers of oil covered the entire horizon
as far as you could see
the bands were getting thicker
at 23 miles out we encountered the heaviest sheen yet, the dark pink and purple
it was obvious this was coming to our beaches there was nothing we could do about it
at 23 mi out, we encountered the heaviest sheen yet, the water there was a deep purple maroon blue, it looked almost like a rainbow, boats on the surface looked tiny on the compared to the horizon
the scope of this is beyond belief.