Check it out: 12 12 12-that's today! It is also my birthday. I made it to 62! (Whew). Thank You to Pastor Cynthia.
Google decorated my Google page with cakes!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!
I have another girlfriend who had her birthday last week. Her Mom always makes us a birthday dinner and tonight topped all. Homemade Cream Puffs for dessert. YUM!
My two children and 2 other best buds called my answerphone and sang the birthday song! (Only one of them said I looked like a monkey and I smelled like one too!) Of course, all of my internet buds sent good wishes too. (Thanks!!!)
All in all a perfect day almost. I still have overwhelming sadness for the migrating birds that never made it back. Not one of them. They are (were) all the same birds of the Mississippi Delta and Louisiana coast. One Billion migrating birds-DEAD.
For this reason I bring you a very good report on the Gulf Of Mexico in the featured video. Please watch it, please share it. Please put these Oilmen in Prison. They killed our Gulf. Thank You.
In memory of my beautiful birds:
General Facts about the Gulf of Mexico
- Location and Size
- Age and Formation
- Circulation and Currents
- Maritime Shipping
- Gulf Footnotes
FisheriesGulf fisheries are some of the most productive in the world. In 2010 according to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the commercial fish and shellfish harvest from the five U.S. Gulf states was estimated to be 1.3 billion pounds valued at $639 million. The Gulf also contains four of the top seven fishing ports in the nation by weight. The Gulf of Mexico has eight of the top twenty fishing ports in the nation by dollar value.Shrimp: Gulf landings of shrimp led the Nation in 2010 with 177.2 million pounds valued at $340 million dockside, accounting for about 82% of U.S. total. Texas led all Gulf states with 77.0 million pounds; Louisiana with 74.1 million pounds; Florida (west coast) with 11.8 Alabama with 10.0 million pounds; and Mississippi with 4.1 million pounds.Oysters: The Gulf led in production of oysters in 2010 with 15.7 million pounds of meats valued at $54.5 million and representing 59% of the national total.Recreational: The Gulf also supports a productive recreational fishery. In 2010, marine recreational participants took more than 20.7 million trips catching 145.4 million fish from the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding waters. The total weigh in pounds was over 59.3 million in 2010.
Physical / MineralIn 2006 470 million barrels of oil and about (2.9)x109 Thousand Cubic Feet of natural gas came from the Gulf of Mexico. In 2005 more than 466 million barrels of oil and about (3.19)x109 Thousand Cubic Feet of natural gas was produced from the Gulf of Mexico. This represents an increase of almost 4 million barrels of oil and (.2)x109 Thousand Cubic Feet of natural gas in one year. According to the Minerals Management Service, offshore operations in the Gulf produce a quarter of the U.S. domestic natural gas and one-eighth of its oil. In addition, the offshore petroleum industry employs over 55,000 U.S. workers in the Gulf.
HabitatGulf habitats include coastal wetlands, submerged vegetation, important upland areas, and marine/offshore areas. Encompassing over five million acres (about half of the U.S. total), the Gulf's coastal wetlands serve as an essential habitat for numerous fish and wildlife species, including migrating waterfowl (about 75% traversing the U.S.), seabirds, wading birds, furbearers, and sport and commercial fisheries.
- The Gulf of Mexico yields more finfish, shrimp, and shellfish annually than the south and mid-Atlantic, Chesapeake, and New England areas combined.
- More than 400 species of shells can be found in the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf beaches are considered the best shelling beaches in North America.
- The world's longest man-made beach is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast – 26 miles long.
- The Mississippi River deposits more than 3.3 million gallons of water into the Gulf every second.
- The Mississippi River contributes more than 90 percent of the fresh water entering the Gulf.
- Bottlenose dolphins are the most common dolphin species in the Gulf and are estimated to number up to 45,000.
- Indian mounds on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge were built 450 years before the first Egyptian pyramid.
- On a 1699 expedition, Pierre le Moyne and his brother Jean Baptiste le Moyne found an area on high bluffs along the Mississippi River. In their diaries, they tell of a pole – stained with the blood of fish and animals – that served as the dividing line between two Native American tribes, the Bayougoula and the Houmas. The blood-stained pole gave the town of Baton Rouge its name, which means "red stick" in French.
- The Friendship Oak on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is more than 500 years old. It is said that those who stand beneath its shade "remain friends through all their lifetime no matter where fate may take them in after years."
- In 1703, Mardi Gras was first celebrated in the French colony of Mobile. Years later it moved to New Orleans which often gets credit for starting the pre-Lenten carnival.
- The word "Mississippi" means father of waters," and "Biloxi" means "first people."
- The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge, at 24 miles long, is the second longest continuous overwater bridge in the world.
- The City of New Orleans is actually built 5 to 17 feet below sea level. Huge levees are built to keep the mighty Mississippi from flooding the city.
- The Gulf of Mexico Program is located at John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. This federal city, with NASA as the lead, currently comprises the largest concentration of oceanographers engaged in science and research in the world.
Over 4,000 (Thousand) wells in the Gulf
The Complete Brine Pool has been compromised and the methane hydrate is melting. Land is Sinking
There are deepwater wells all over the Gulf.
There is old mustard gas and bombs all over the Gulf floor among the wells. The Oil Screw Ups have killed the Gulf. No More Seafood Ever.
The Fish are all dead or dying
Feature Presentation:SPECIAL REPORT
A Great Factual Report of the Crisis in the Gulf of Mexico and all gulf States
(Thank You for sharing this information with All)
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time.
Thanks for all the well wishes from all my friends out there. 12 12 12!!! I made it to 62!!!!! Sitting on top of the World!
Of Course, a couple more vids! Enjoy!
Please join my Party in the next video!!!!
The Brine Pool and other brine lakes in the Gulf of Mexico are caused by dissolution of buried salt deposits created during a time when the Gulf dried out. Now broken into two large sheets, movement of the salt sculpts the seafloor, which creates unique habitats. (For full illustration based on work of James Pindell, Lorcan Kennan and Stephen Barret Click here ) Image courtesy of Gulf of Mexico 2002, NOAA/OER.