Where has all the oil gone? Even more updates on the BP spill from USF’s Marine Science department, Creative Loafing,
December 15, 2010:
From what I gathered from Dr. [David] Hollander, a majority of oil is in Desoto Canyon where he recorded sub-surface oil 600 60 miles thick. The department he is with also did testing on this oil to prove it was from the BP oil rig. He explained that between the Carbon-27 and Carbon-34 strands in the molecular structure, the molecular compounds were the same as BP’s oil. These isotopes are the equivalent of a fingerprint at a crime scene. From all of the oil spilled, Dr. Hollander believes that 75% of it is still unknown as to how it was dealt with...
Article originally stated the sub-surface oil was 600 miles thick: