Researchers: Thick coat of oil on Gulf of Mexico sea floor

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September 13, 2010 21:37

 
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NEW ORLEANS – US researchers on Monday said that they have found patches of oil believed to be from the BP leak on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor, some of which are two inches thick.

University of Georgia researcher Samantha Joye (JOY) said she and her colleagues have found oil as much as 80 miles from the Deepwater Horizons well.
She said the latest sample was taken early Monday and the oil covered newly dead creatures, such as shrimp and deep-sea worms.

The scientists have collected at least 10 samples from the sea floor, about a mile down. Testing is needed to confirm it is BP oil. But Joye said it has the appearance of recent oil from the busted well, not old oil.


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