Alaska Blob: What the Hell is It?

Alaska blob sightings abound! It seems there is a large unidentified black blob slowly working its way down the Arctic Ocean's Chukchi Sea north of the Bering Strait.

According reports from the Anchorage Daily news, Coast Guard representative Terry Hasenaur said of the blob, "It's definitely not an oil product of any kind. It has no characteristics of an oil, or a hazardous substance, for that matter." But he says, "It's certainly biological."

While the unidentified black substance does not appear to be oil, the Coast Guard reports that jellyfish and seabirds are getting stuck in the gooey mess, which, in addition to being gross and sticky, also appears to have "hairy strands in it." Gross!

We'll keep tabs on the moving bio blob - stay tuned!

5 comments
Posted by Nick on April 16,2010 at 3:24 PM

Myabe the answer is simple. It maybe rubbish. There is a lot of it in the ocean. I've seen a documentary  Our Environment (easy to find it at rapidshare SE http://rapidpedia.com [url=http://rapidpedia.com]http://rapidpedia.com[/url]). The facts are appalling. It is a pity that we use so much needless wrappings.

Posted by Chris on July 18,2009 at 5:00 PM

Wow, one blob leaves the Alaska government, then another one pops up in the ocean. Hmmm

Posted by nogard666 on July 17,2009 at 9:44 PM

Umm. This blob is several square miles in size. A whole school of blue whales would not leave that much behind.

Posted by dirty conscience on July 17,2009 at 6:42 PM

Isn't it obvious!  It is the earthly manifestation of the sins of the world!!  REPENT SINNERS!!  The end is NIE!!

Then again, algae is also likely.

Posted by George on July 16,2009 at 6:59 PM

I am guessing that it will turn out to be the partially decomposed remains of a large amount of whale blubber.  A while probably died somewhere, maybe several.  What is left of the blubber floats to the surface, maybe gets caught in a gyre, clumps together and eventually gets blown out by the wind to drift along until it washes ashore someplace.