*BREAKING* Gulf researchers discover SIX INCHES of “oily snow” on seafloor

Degraded Oil From BP Spill Coats Gulf Seafloor, LiveScience, September 21, 2010 5:45 p.m. EDT:

A research team from Columbia University in New York returned this past weekend (Sept. 17 to 19) from a tour of duty in the Gulf of Mexico with new data to attempt to measure the location and magnitude of subsurface oil plumes, and their effects on the marine ecosystem…

They found oil on the seafloor… In spots, the “oily snow” — degraded oil and other organic material that clings to it — was up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) deep on the seafloor, said Columbia oceanographer Ajit Subramaniam. …

h/t BPGulfLeak

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