[Coral-List] Underwater videos Rigs

Steve LeGore slegore at mindspring.com
Thu Oct 9 17:40:05 EDT 2008

Do I correctly understand that statement to say, Gene, that of all the oil entering the oceans, 95% comes from shipping and land runoff, and that only 5% comes from all other sources -- including offshore production, air emissons, precipitation, etc?  Or am I misunderstanding it?


-----Original Message-----
>From: Gene Shinn <eshinn at marine.usf.edu>
>Sent: Oct 9, 2008 1:18 PM
>To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
>Subject: [Coral-List] Underwater videos Rigs
>This subject seems to have elicited many thoughtful comments. As for 
>invasive species I wonder how many rigs are being towed around the 
>world versus tankers and container ships crisscrossing the oceans?  I 
>suspect this is another reason why we should find our own energy 
>rather than have all those ships bring in invasive species. Might 
>mention that there have been at least two National Academy of 
>Sciences reports on oil in the oceans. I don't remember the exact 
>numbers but on an annual basis it around 95% that goes into the 
>oceans from shipping and land runoff.  Gene
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