You are watching a live video feed of the BP Oil Spill from the ocean floor, 5000 feet below the surface

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 05/22/2010 - 05:55.

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You are watching a live video feed of the BP Oil Spill from the ocean floor, 5000 feet below the surface.

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Life 5000 feet beneath the Sea

This is the most amazing footage I have ever seen live. Just as I turned the feed on, I saw a huge crab scurrying across the seabed into a hole near the drill hole, and then I noticed the robotic sub to the right disrupting the crab's once peaceful home...

I wonder how big that crab was... seemed nearly as big as the smaller yellow pipe invading its home - Life 5000 feet beneath the Sea

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You said you are a diver, check this out........

Philippe Cousteau Jr. and Sam Champion take hazmat dive into Gulf's oily waters.

video here

Similar environmental disaster, above water

Equipment in place for topkill try - when is this historic event

If you have been following the deepwater disaster you know they are planning to try a top kill.

Since I posted on realNEO this live feed of the site of the leak, they have used remote vehicles to put in place the equipment for this top kill - 24 hours a day - and the equipment is now in place, meaning very soon there will be something historic to watch... hopefuly, the end of the deepwater disaster oil spill.

If anyone hears when they plan to try this top kill, post it here as I'd like to see that, even if all we see is oil stopping to flow.

That would be better to see than landing man on the moon.

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they might start the procedure as early as Wednesday morning

Here is an excellent article in the NYTimes just posted on the top kill planning - BP Prepares for ‘Top Kill’ Procedure to Contain Spill -

BP said equipment was in place for what is known as a “top kill” procedure, in which heavy drilling fluids twice the density of water are pumped through two narrow lines into the blowout preventer to essentially plug the runaway well. Depending on pressure readings taken Tuesday, officials said they might start the procedure as early as Wednesday morning — but they left open the possibility of more delays.

Officials also said that it could take 12 hours to 48 hours once the procedure begins to determine whether it is effective. If top kill does not work, they will move toward placing another containment dome over the leak, possibly to be installed after several days. If the top kill works, BP officials said the well would be sealed with cement and they would also consider installing a new blowout preventer on the wellhead, as a safeguard. They said they had no intention of ever producing oil from the well.

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38 days x 100,000 x 42 = 159,600,000 gallons of oil

38 days x 100,000 barrels/day x 42 gallons/barrel = 159,600,000 gallons of oil spilled since posting this right here on realNEO.

Wonder what 36 billion gallons will look like?!?!

... beyond Petroleum... beyond BP...



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