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Organic Mystery Goo Off Alaskan Coast

  1. Jul 17, 2009 #1

    http://www.adn.com/2835/story/864687.html [Broken]

    Anyone else heard about this yet? Are we under attack from some alien life form? :eek:

    Any theories as to what could explain this?

    Edit: http://media.adn.com/smedia/2009/07/14/22/971-4557200.21870.original.standalone.prod_affiliate.7.jpg [Broken]
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  3. Jul 17, 2009 #2


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    Look, it's up in Alaska, so we should be safe. Just keep it away from open fires and hope it drifts north. Start loading up on shampoo
  4. Jul 17, 2009 #3
    Damn! Sorry, that was just me. I had some REALLY bad beans the other day...
  5. Jul 17, 2009 #4
    Do not touch...

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    My first thought is that Sarah Palin flushed out her head.
  7. Jul 17, 2009 #6
    Hehe, The mystery matter looks like Oil at a glance. Wonder what it is. I presume there must be a abundance of seaweed nearby?
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    when powerful people are threatened by forgettable corpses, they often enlist the assistance of one of two people: the pig farmer... or the crabber.

    What you see there is people-fed crab poop.
  9. Jul 17, 2009 #8
    I found the answer in a comment on this article here....
  10. Jul 18, 2009 #9
    The latest word is that the goo is algae.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20090717/NEWS07/90717052/Black-goo-afloat-off-Alaska-coast-identified-as-algae- [Broken]

    It certainly looks black in a bucket

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