NOAA says sediment on Gulf floor not visibly oiled, Associated Press, September 30, 2010:
"At this point, we haven't seen any oiled sediments," said Janet Baran, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration coordinating efforts to find what oil is left in the Gulf of Mexico. "All the sediments we have taken have no visible oil on them."
Baran said crews have taken about 114 sediment samples in waters more than 3 miles offshore, including areas around the site of the BP PLC well.
No visible oil on the seafloor? See:
- 4 MILES offshore Pensacola: Scuba divers find “what appeared to be tarballs”, “nearby location shows a MUCH THICKER brown film” — Officials deny oil (VIDEO)
- Oil on seafloor “seems to be precipitating out and COATING FAIRLY LARGE PART OF THE GULF of Mexico” — “It’s undoubtedly 100 percent sure BP oil” (AUDIO)
- Gulf researchers discover SIX INCHES of “oily snow” on seafloor
- Scientists find “THICK” layer of oil on seafloor for “DOZENS of miles in ALL directions” — Water as shallow as 300 FEET (PHOTO)
- NEAR SHORE: Seafloor covered in 5mm of “sedimented oil” just 23 miles from Gulfport, MS (PHOTO)
- Feds: Finding “plenty” of crude all along Gulf Coast by digging holes just offshore — Up to 25 PERCENT OIL in samples
- Snorkeler encounters submerged oil just offshore — “Proof oil is buried” near coast (VIDEO)
- Divers find seafloor near beaches “COVERED” in “brown residue” from MS to Florida — KIDS swimming around “GIANT POOLS of oily tar balls” big as watermelons
- Oil on seafloor heading east, researchers worry toxic crude will resurface (VIDEO)
- New report reveals ocean floor covered in crude oil just 40 miles from Florida coast and heading east (PHOTO)