Imagine that you’re the captain of an oil rig in the heart of one of the worst oil spills in human history. Imagine that you’re also a lifelong experiencer of Visitor phenomena. Imagine what happens next…. Karen Cavalli returns to talk about her latest small, impactful book: Captain Chris: A Tale of the Sea, the BP Oil Spill, and the Evolution of an Experiencer.
That BP Oil spill (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show) did some awful things to the Gulf. But now it turns out that, over a period of 5 months, naturally-occurring bacteria in the water ate it all up.
The bacteria consumed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas that spewed into the deep Gulf from the ruptured well head.
Increasing numbers of deformed fish and crustaceans being harvested from the Gulf of Mexico have prompted officials to close fisheries from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle so that the situation can be studied by scientists and the situation evaluated. It is increasingly likely that the BP spill and the chemicals poured into the Gulf by the company have led to what will become a mass extinction in the regions waters.