According to CNN's report 'Plumes of Gulf oil spreading east on sea floor,' University of South Florida researchers found oil on the seafloor "all along their way" during a 10-day mission that did get much closer than 25 miles from the BP blowout.
Scientists are now suggesting that the naturally occurring microbes are not be able to breakdown the oil as anticipated. The crude is breaking down "much slower" than was originally thought.
CNN adds, “The oil could well up onto the continental shelf and resurface later, according to researchers.”
Perhaps this is why weeks after the well was 'capped', researchers from the National Aquarium and Johns Hopkins University traveled to Southwest Florida to perform sampling of Gulf waters: Top scientists testing Sarasota Bay to evaluate HUMAN “bioaccumulation” and “long-term natural resource damages” from oil disaster
*Today's first report about oil approaching Florida via the seafloor: New report reveals ocean floor COVERED in CRUDE OIL just 40 miles from Florida coast and heading east.