If you've ever had any experience along the Gulf Coast you already know why the beaches and water along the upper Texas coast aren't as clear as the beaches and water along the coast east of the Mississippi. The further east of the Mississippi you go the more clear the beach water is. The same is true in that the further south along the Texas coast and on in to Mexico the clearer the beach water gets. This is due to the silt from the Mississippi River flowing counterclockwise along the coast.
When you get a few miles offshore along the upper Texas coast the water is as crystal clear as it is along the Florida gulf coast, because you are free from the close in shore current and the 'mud' from the Mississippi River.
Yes the winds and offshore current now favors the bulk of the spill's eastward movement, because the bulk of the spill is offshore. The parts of spill that gets close to the shore, that part of the spill will favor a westward movement towards the upper Texas coast due to the natural current. How much will depend on several factors, such as, how much of the spill will flow close to the shore and how much will be absorbed by the Louisiana coast.
The Loop Current
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is it possible to change the title of this thread
the gulf of mexico is now being referred to as lake palin
drill baby, drill
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I still want to know what, or who, blew this platform up? Oil spill catastrophe aside, this just doesn't feel like an accident.