Sunday, April 25, 2010
Captain John is Sliding Through An Oil Spill
Our flounder don't need butter this week it's covered in oil, due to the oil spill we will be serving blackened fish all types.
Oyster reefs closed, shrimping grounds closed, commercial fishing grounds closed, recreational fishing grounds closed. Damnit, first Katrina, then the poor economy, and now this. This is our livelihood here.
Say a little prayer for birds out at Chandeleur Islands.
I gave you the two shots above so you can see how bad Chandeleur (best fishing in The Gulf) is being affected. Use us marked to keep your bearings straight.
This morning's paper says the spill is 20x times bigger than yesterday, and it's 25 square miles now, and it has been confirmed that the rig is still leaking oil. BP has 32 oil skimming vessels out there right now.
As I am typing this post, this latest update was broadcast on our news.
The US Coast Guard has confirmed that this rig is leaking 100,000 barrels (over 5 millions gallons) of oil a day into the Gulf, to top it off BP has claimed that they have skimmed almost 1100 barrels of oily water, (about 500 barrels of actual oil), less than 1%, so far. You do the math, after you go buy gas right now. The media is misleading us terribly here, no indications where the oil spill is right now. Shhh Top Secret, umph smells fishy to me. We are going to try and attempt find this out today.
As a first responder my concerns are the wildlife at Chandeleur Islands, half way between the rigs and us, a strong southernly wind will either push the oil spill onto the barrier islands, or send it toward the Alabama Coast, or The Florida Coast. Got plans to go to the Redneck Rivera (Orange Beach/Gulf Shores/Perdido Beach)? Might wanna keep an eye on this.
Where's the DAWN boat when you need it? They are missing alot of great advertising opportunities right now here. You've seen the ad on the side of the bottles right?
Earth Day week and all, they are missing the boat.
Could you also keep those affected by tornadoes in Mississippi in your thoughts and prayers today?
Here's one I found a couple of weeks ago......Unplugged, the way it should be.
I crank this one, now you do the same.