Deformed single-celled animals and plants found in oily sediment from Gulf — Other toxic effects observed near Desoto Canyon

Scientists discover ‘blizzard’ silting oil on bottom of Gulf, Sarasota Herald Tribune by Kate … Read more >>

Scientists discover oil-containing “dirty blizzard” — May still be falling to bottom of Gulf of Mexico

Cancer-causing chemicals from the crude, such as benzene and toluene, may still be lingering in the ecosystem … Read more >>

LSU professor: “There’s nothing there” — Fishermen “telling us that the reefs are just dead”

“We expect that if there is going to be a problem from the spill, it’s going to be in reproductive biology” – James Cowan, a veteran researcher and professor at Louisiana State University’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Science … Read more >>

Gulf researchers with unusual rash — “I have worked in oily mud for years and it had never made my skin break out. But, this material did. I do not know why”

“When sampling the oily sediments, there were several of us who got red rashes on our skin” … Read more >>

Layer of oil and dead animals on seafloor is up to 4 inches thick — Will “inevitably” have effects on surface species

Gulf spill’s effects ‘may not be seen for a decade’, BBC, February 20, 2011:

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“Blankets of goopy hydrocarbons several inches thick” taint seafloor in parts of Gulf

Huge quantities of oil… now taint the Gulf of Mexico’s seafloor, newly released video and chemical sampling data show. … Read more >>

NOAA Chief now admits there’s oil on the seafloor… but claims agency has no funding to monitor it

Gulf floor fouled by bacterial oil feast, ScienceNews, February 20, 2011:

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Dec.1: “Dead crab with oil residue” — “Tube worms so full of oil they suffocated” (PHOTOS)

Many months later Gulf of Mexico bottom shows little sign of recovery, but many … Read more >>

‘Magic’ microbes consumed maybe 10 percent of the oil — Scientists unsure “why this stuff doesn’t seem to be degrading”

Many months later Gulf of Mexico bottom shows little sign of recovery, but many … Read more >>

Researcher finds oil stuck on seafloor, not degrading as hoped — “Oil-choked bottom-dwelling critters” photographed

Scientists Finds Gulf Bottom Still Oily, Dead, Associated Press, February 19, 2011:

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Researcher: “It’s scary” — “There were no signs of recovery” for coral and surrounding animal life

PSU scientist assesses damage, Centre Daily, February 17, 2011:

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There’s an “increase of petroleum product” washing ashore in Florida “hot spots” — “It has something to do with the underwater topography” admits BP

Crews working at Walton “hot spot”, Walton Sun, January 27, 2011:

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Video of the black sludge coating ocean floor (VIDEO)

Naomi Klein: The Mystery of the Black Goo, videonation, January 12, 2011:

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BK Lim cites NOVEMBER videos showing “oil seepages, gas columns, fissures and blowout craters” around Macondo wellhead (VIDEOS)

The following ROV videos show the “oil seepages, gas columns, fissures and blowout craters in the seafloor around the Macondo wellhead” mentioned in a January 14, 2011 letter to Congress authored by BK Lim. … Read more >>

“Hydrocarbons are still leaking out” from the Macondo reservoir writes Oil and Gas Industry expert BK Lim (VIDEO)

A Letter to Congressmen on BP Mega Oil Spill in the Gulf, BK Lim, … Read more >>

Cleanup workers: “Constant wave” of weathered oil washing up near Mississippi delta — “Rising slowly like a poisonous Phoenix”

Questions the Press Needs to Ask About the Gulf Oil Disaster, NRDC’s Rocky Kistner, … Read more >>

USF researchers find layers “up to 5 times thicker” than in August — “Oil’s presence on the ocean floor didn’t diminish with time; it grew”

“The layer is distributed very widely,” radiating far out from the wellhead … Read more >>

“Tarballs outnumber seashells” on Alabama beach, similar to areas in Pensacola Bay — Chunks of oil “rolling along the bottom” (VIDEO)

Gulf oil spill tarballs cover Fort Morgan, Press Register, January 02, 2011:

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Scientists find “lots of oil and dead animals on the sea floor at a spot very close to where the government said it barely found any oil”

U.S. finds little BP oil on seafloor; some don’t buy it, AP, December 17, … Read more >>

Feds’ Report: Sediment testing “found a chemical contained in dispersant, but its environmental impact is unknown”

BP Oil on Gulf Floor Draws Concern, Wall Street Journal, December 18, 2010:

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Professor “recorded sub-surface oil 60 miles thick” near Desoto Canyon off the Florida coast

Where has all the oil gone? Even more updates on the BP spill from … Read more >>

Fingerprint Match: BP’s oil found up to 7,500 FEET DEEP in Gulf — Feds now admit finding oil in sediment that matches BP’s

Strong Evidence Emerges of BP Oil on Seafloor, Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2010:

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Gulf researcher: “Oil appears to be everywhere” on seafloor, a massive “kill zone” where “it looks like everything’s dead” — Degrading “very slowly” (VIDEO)

Exclusive: Submarine Dive Finds Oil, Dead Sea Life at Bottom of Gulf of Mexico, … Read more >>

Gulf Researcher: “See all the dark spots and LESION looking things? That’s not normal” for crabs — “There’s oil on the bottom” (PHOTOS & AUDIO)

Deep Water Dive Reveals Spilled Oil On Gulf Floor, NPR, November 29, 2010:

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UF scientist says “clear evidence that much of the oil is still below the surface in subsurface plumes”

Gulf Coast left with more questions than answers in wake of BP oil spill, … Read more >>

“The oil is still there”: Up to “79 percent of it sank to the ocean floor, where it remains” says FSU professor

“He and his colleagues are working to determine how that layer of sludge might affect the Gulf and how long it might take for the ecosystem to recover.” … Read more >>

“Reefs of oil” on the ocean bottom near the coast says former cleanup worker

On Thanksgiving, Gulf Oil Disaster Victims Hope for the Truth, NRDC Switchboard by Rocky … Read more >>

“Still in shock”: Alabama shrimpers find catch “coated in oil” at area open for fishing — Boat to be decontaminated (VIDEO)

Bon Secour Shrimpers Say Nets and Shrimp Covered With Oil, After Shrimping Trip Off … Read more >>

Mississippi Mystery: If officials find submerged oil now, it counts as oil… Unlike last time (VIDEO)

It’s “quite similar to the earlier oil response teams… with one big exception”: When finding a “piece that has a speck of oil on it, for damage assessment that’s a positive hit.” – Mississippi DEQ environmental administrator … Read more >>

Starfish are “bleached white” — Attached to “graveyard” of coral which “suggests that they have nowhere else to go”

“The individual on the right is bleached white.” … Read more >>