Alaska coast plagued by ‘huge glob of goo’


Hunters from Wainwright, Alaska, first started noticing the thick, dark and “gooey” stuff drifting for miles in the cold Arctic waters, according to Gordon Brower with the North Slope Borough’s Planning and Community Services Department.

Brower and other borough officials, joined by the U.S. Coast Guard, flew out to Wainwright, on Alaska’s northern coast, to investigate. The agencies found “globs” of the stuff floating miles offshore Friday and collected samples for testing.

Click here to read a report in the Juneau Empire.