Scientists Find Thick Layer Of Oil On Seafloor : NPR

Posted by Trish Riley, September 13, 2010

Scientists on a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico are finding a substantial layer of oily sediment stretching for dozens of miles in all directions. Their discovery suggests that a lot of oil from the Deepwater Horizon didn’t simply evaporate or dissipate into the water — it has settled to the seafloor.

The Research Vessel Oceanus sailed on Aug. 21 on a mission to figure out what happened to the more than 4 million barrels of oil that gushed into the water.

via Scientists Find Thick Layer Of Oil On Seafloor : NPR.

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