Friday, May 21, 2010

Eddies in Gulf Loop Current: Threat to Florida or Texas?

An eddy in the Gulf Loop Current could change the course of the catastrophic oil spill. Thus far, south winds pushed oil to Louisiana, while northers blew it toward the Loop Current.

A new eddy, possibly forming off Southwest Florida could protect the Keys and the Gulf Stream. It could mean serious trouble for Texas should oil be caught in a westward floating ring.

Governors Charlie Christ and Rick Perry face the consequences of BP's virtual economic terminator. Who will blink first?

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