on the front page of msnbc.com today is the following story. and they say it has nothing to do with the oil spill. i say it's either oil... or their bullshit.
here's the story
100 miles of 'goop' spotted in Gulf of Mexico
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — The Coast Guard said on Sunday that miles-long patch of discolored goop floating in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be caused by river sediment.
The Coast Guard collected and tested samples of a dark substance after receiving varying reports on Saturday of possible pollution floating on and beneath the water's surface.
The largest sighting described the substance as stretching 100 miles into the Gulf, south of Grand Isle, Louisiana.
An analysis found only trace amounts of petroleum hydrocarbons, oil and grease — all at levels well within the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's clean water standard.
Sediment carried down the Mississippi River and possibly agitated by dredging is believed to have caused the dark substance, according to a Coast Guard news release.
The Coast Guard also investigated on Sunday an oily substance washing up along the Louisiana shoreline.
Samples of that substance will be tested. It is not suspected to be residual oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in April.