Friday, May 21, 2010

Oil Spill in the Gulf - Video of shark in oil

Responding to outside pressure BP, NOAA, and the Coast Guard are now admitting the amount of oil being spilled into the Gulf is far greater than 5000 barrels a day. A task force has now been set up to discover the true extent of the ongoing oil spill.

Scientists, observers and the media have made far ranging estimates from 25-100,000 barrels a day.

BP also set up a 24/7 live video feed one clip featured a deep water shark blundering into the oil plume at a depth of 5000 feet and swimming away with visibly blackened gills:

It’s Shark Season – Catch a Shark with the Nat Geo Channel

The great white shark is the largest predatory fish on earth: reaching more than 20 feet long and weighing as much as 6,000 lbs, with serrated teeth and keen senses that can detect blood in water from three miles away. But now, this fearsome beast has met its match: the crew of the Ocean, a team of world-class anglers and a renowned shark scientist on the “wildest fishing trip of all time.”

Starting Sunday, June 6, 2010, with a special series premiere at 9 p.m. ET/PT followed by a new premiere at it’s regular time 10 p.m. ET/PT,the National Geographic Channel launches its new summer series, Expedition Great White.

Expedition Great White chronicles the savvy, salty and sweat-covered crew as they lift SUV-sized sharks out of the water 160 miles off the coast of Baja Calirfornia with a specially modified hydraulic cradle, then mount a long-lasting tracking tag, take measurements and DNA samples while pumping water into the shark’s mouth to keep it alive, and release it unharmed … in less than 20 minutes.

The goal -- to study the great white in the wild and unravel the mysteries of the great white’s life cycle ? where they are born, how they mate, where they migrate and where they congregate ? to help conserve and protect these endangered animals.