Having spent some time in the Florida Keys visiting my folks, I can attest to the pure, clean water and the gorgeous views of underwater plants and sealife. If this prediction is to be believed, I'll have to be happy with a memory. This stuff makes "Debbie Downer" seem cheery.
Worst case scenario for oil spill
Scientists said Tuesday that the "loop current" of the gulf, a powerful conveyor belt that extends some 3,000 feet deep, will almost surely take the oil down through the eastern gulf to the Florida Straits between the Keys and Cuba. The oil would then ride the Florida Current directly into the Gulf Stream, which could carry it up the East Coast to Cape Hatteras and beyond, the scientists said. . .