Thick patch of oil discovered in Barataria Basin dubbed 'The Black Sea', WWL Channel 4 New Orleans, June 16, 2010:
Biologists predict more fish kills as BP oil moves farther into the marsh, setting up a possible doomsday scenario. ...
Local leaders fear this is just the beginning, as thick oil pops up in the marsh.
"The dispersants caused a lot of this oil to sink," said Jefferson Parish Councilman John Young.
"We're told as the water gets warmer then the oil will rise to the top, and that's why it has that dark black crude look and feel to it."
Parish President Bill Nungusser: Oil is "coating the bottom of the bay"; Officials say "stop spraying the dispersants"
A report from WRAL Channel 5 in Raleigh shows what is happening 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico: