Diver’s View of the Gulf Oil Disaster: Floating Gobs Of Death

AP photographer Rich Matthews offers people a view of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico from underwater.  Risking his own health, Mr. Matthews has been diving into the contaminated waters with nothing more than a wetsuit, scuba gear and a video camera. This is some of what he has to say:

Splashing here forty miles offshore the images are heartbreaking. Oil so thick it blocks out almost all of the light below. Because of the darkness I stay just 10 to 15 feet under the surface, but I can see oil in every direction as far as I can look. Up and down.”

See the disturbing video for yourself, and then take the time to call your elected representatives and tell them you want clean energy NOW.

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0 thoughts on “Diver’s View of the Gulf Oil Disaster: Floating Gobs Of Death

  1. Yep – the only good thing I can say about this spill is that it doesn’t leave us in any doubt of the mess we are making of the planet. Fossil fuels are SO twentieth century – they gotta go!!

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