Indeed, as the Wall Street Journal noted on December 9th:The Oil Slick BP Tried To Hide Has Been Discovered
A university scientist and the federal government say they have found persuasive evidence that oil from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill is settling on the ocean floor.
The new findings, from scientists at the University of South Florida and from a broad government effort, mark the latest indication that environmental damage from the blowout of a BP PLC well could be significant where it's hardest to find: deep under the Gulf's surface.
Scientists who have been on research cruises in the Gulf in recent days report finding layers of residue up to several centimeters thick from what they suspect is BP oil.
The material appears in spots across several thousand square miles of seafloor, they said. In many of those spots, they said, worms and other marine life that crawl along the sediment appear dead, though many organisms that can swim appear healthy.
Monday, December 27, 2010
The Oil Slick BP Tried To Hide Has Been Discovered
As the writer points out, many have said from the beginning that the oil is at the bottom of the gulf, despite BPs and our government's denials. And yet, oil has been found: