It’s happening. A “small portion” or “light sheen” of the BP oil slick has reached the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico, which could very likely carry it toward Florida, according the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
From Green Right Now Reports
Mindful of the tourists that visit the sunny, sandy Florida Keys year round, the Florida Keys & Key West Tourism Council has added an oil spill info section to its website to keep travelers posted on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
As the growing oil mess continues to float just off the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, weather reporters have been speculating that it could, if it shifted southward, take flight on the gulf currents that carry water out of the area. That could carry oil around Florida and even up the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. to the Carolinas.