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Old July 17th, 2009 (04:29 AM).
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Old July 17th, 2009 (05:18 AM).
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That's really odd. It looks like oil, but they said it isn't. I have no idea what the hell that is.
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Old July 17th, 2009 (05:38 AM).
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Ugh disgusting. Personally, i think it's some kind of oil. Or maybe dead black jelly fish.
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Old July 17th, 2009 (05:45 AM).
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That doesnt uh ... look very nice at all, very gross, I agree it does look a bit like oil.
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Old July 17th, 2009 (05:55 AM).
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Old July 17th, 2009 (06:17 AM).
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Call the ghostbusters! It's living slime!
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Old July 17th, 2009 (06:36 AM).
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Ughh... The slime of death...

More like a huge protozoan than oil to me...
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Old July 17th, 2009 (07:04 AM).
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Nothing says it's living; but it's algae if it is.
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Old July 17th, 2009 (08:29 AM).
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Where does it say it is "alive"?

Anyway, it looks like crude oil to me...
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Old July 17th, 2009 (08:48 AM).
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Yuck, thats nasty. It has to be oil because of the looks of it. I'm wondering how they're going to clean it up?


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Old July 17th, 2009 (10:01 AM).
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Ugh... That's revolting! I don't have a clue what it is, either. Maybe oil?
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Old July 17th, 2009 (10:07 AM).
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Its not oil or any hazardous substance.
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I expect some scientists are going to run some experiments on it soon >.>
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It all makes sense now! Sarah Palin's administration created this! That is why she resigned! So the terrible organism she created in her diabolical expiraments wouldn't be blamed on her! It's just a matter of time before it metamorphasizes and helps her concur the world!

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I think it's just a new species of Slime Mold. Slime mold is mold on land or ocean that is motile, and it looks like slime.
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That my friend is none other than mouldy slurry, probably dumped or fell off the back of a fishing liner and drifted in with the tide.
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looks like black oil to me... maybe it was exposed to something which let it move
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it looks like poo.

but it's something bad, i assume.
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Old July 17th, 2009 (02:36 PM).
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Guess calm down srsly for Pokemon fans you're all a bit jumpy.

It's only a Grimer, watch out for Muk though, yikes!!
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BTW to the OP, it never says anywhere that the stuff is moving by itself or that it's alive, it says it is floating along. Just thought I'd mention that for the record.
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Quote originally posted by Ctep:
I think it's just a new species of Slime Mold. Slime mold is mold on land or ocean that is motile, and it looks like slime.
Heh, looks like I'm not the only one who figured it might be slime mold. I just hope they figure out what it is quickly before it spreads.
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It's that same stuff they found in the sewerage pipes right?
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But really, how could that be alive?
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Quote originally posted by Ctep:
I think it's just a new species of Slime Mold. Slime mold is mold on land or ocean that is motile, and it looks like slime.
Can slime mold live in sea waters? I never heard of that.

More like mutated blue-green algae to me...
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It looks like Algae, honestly.
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