U.S. finds little BP oil on seafloor; some don't buy it, AP, December 17, 2010:
Some scientists were cautious and even skeptical about this latest report.
Ian MacDonald, an oceanographer at Florida State University, said a recent submarine dive found what appeared to be 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.
"We went to the same place and saw a lot of oil," MacDonald said. "In our samples, we found abundant dead animals. It points out that different people — trained scientists — can get different answers." ...
Ernst Peebles, an oceanographer at the University of South Florida, said researchers there have found anomalies on the Gulf floor. "The story (of what is happening) on the bottom is just starting," he said.