It’s huge, it’s floating in the ocean off Alaska’s northern coast and it’s not an oil spill.
Hunters from Wainwright first started noticing the stuff sometime probably early last week. It’s thick and dark and “gooey” and is drifting for miles in the cold Arctic waters, according to Gordon Brower with the North Slope Borough’s Planning and Community Services Department.
Observers say it’s pitch black when it hits ice, had some jellyfish tangled up in as well as the bones of a goose.
“It kind of has an odor; I can’t describe it,” he said.