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Ga. scientists: Gulf oil not gone, 80 pct remains
Mon Aug 16, 6:30 pm ET
WASHINGTON – Georgia scientists say their analysis shows that most of that BP oil the government said was gone from the Gulf of Mexico is still there.
The scientists say as much as 80 percent of the oil still lurks under the surface. The Georgia team said it is a misinterpretation of data to claim that oil that is dissolved is actually gone. The report from University of Georgia and other scientists came from an analysis of federal estimates.
Earlier this month federal scientists said that only about a quarter of the oil remained and the rest was either removed, dissolved or dispersed.
New Study: Oil from Gulf Spill Settling on Sea Floor
Researchers say oil from leak appears to have seeped into underwater canyon east of ruptured BP well, where they say it is killing small plants and bacteria
VOA News 17 August 2010
A pelican flies over new marsh grass in an area that had been impacted by the oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill near East Grand Terre Island, where the Gulf of Mexico meets Barataria Bay along the Louisiana coast, 10 Aug. 2010
A new study by scientists in the Gulf of Mexico finds that oil from the worst offshore oil spill in history is settling on the sea floor, where it is harming critical microscopic organisms.
Researchers at the University of South Florida issued the report on the impact of the BP oil spill Tuesday.
They said oil from the leak appears to have seeped into an underwater canyon east of the ruptured BP well, where they say it is killing small plants and bacteria. The plants, called phytoplankton, are a critical part of the food chain for several species of fish.