Scientists discover oil-containing “dirty blizzard” — May still be falling to bottom of Gulf of Mexico

Cancer-causing chemicals from the crude, such as benzene and toluene, may still be lingering in the ecosystem … Read more >>

Gulf researchers with unusual rash — “I have worked in oily mud for years and it had never made my skin break out. But, this material did. I do not know why”

“When sampling the oily sediments, there were several of us who got red rashes on our skin” … Read more >>

Layer of oil and dead animals on seafloor is up to 4 inches thick — Will “inevitably” have effects on surface species

Gulf spill’s effects ‘may not be seen for a decade’, BBC, February 20, 2011:

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“Blankets of goopy hydrocarbons several inches thick” taint seafloor in parts of Gulf

Huge quantities of oil… now taint the Gulf of Mexico’s seafloor, newly released video and chemical sampling data show. … Read more >>

NOAA Chief now admits there’s oil on the seafloor… but claims agency has no funding to monitor it

Gulf floor fouled by bacterial oil feast, ScienceNews, February 20, 2011:

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Dec.1: “Dead crab with oil residue” — “Tube worms so full of oil they suffocated” (PHOTOS)

Many months later Gulf of Mexico bottom shows little sign of recovery, but many … Read more >>

‘Magic’ microbes consumed maybe 10 percent of the oil — Scientists unsure “why this stuff doesn’t seem to be degrading”

Many months later Gulf of Mexico bottom shows little sign of recovery, but many … Read more >>

Researcher finds oil stuck on seafloor, not degrading as hoped — “Oil-choked bottom-dwelling critters” photographed

Scientists Finds Gulf Bottom Still Oily, Dead, Associated Press, February 19, 2011:

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Reporter: “Ninety percent of the oil from the spill hasn’t even made it to the top” — “In no way is this over”

Journalist discusses BP oil spill, Gulf aftermath, Charleston Gazette, February 17, 2011:

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Video of the black sludge coating ocean floor (VIDEO)

Naomi Klein: The Mystery of the Black Goo, videonation, January 12, 2011:

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Cousteau: The oil is at the bottom of the ocean — Disaster’s impact to last for decades (VIDEO)

Message of coral reef conservation spread by avid diver and world traveler with a … Read more >>

BK Lim cites NOVEMBER videos showing “oil seepages, gas columns, fissures and blowout craters” around Macondo wellhead (VIDEOS)

The following ROV videos show the “oil seepages, gas columns, fissures and blowout craters in the seafloor around the Macondo wellhead” mentioned in a January 14, 2011 letter to Congress authored by BK Lim. … Read more >>

USF researchers find layers “up to 5 times thicker” than in August — “Oil’s presence on the ocean floor didn’t diminish with time; it grew”

“The layer is distributed very widely,” radiating far out from the wellhead … Read more >>

Oil “melt” next summer? Warm water allows submerged oil to surface says environmental expert

BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill leaves Gulf coast forever changed, Gulfbreeze News, December 30, … Read more >>

BP/Feds did not look for oil in water more than 10 feet deep… due to “restriction”

Government report: Not much subsea oil, but tar mats from oil spill still near … Read more >>

Scientists find “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”

U.S. finds little BP oil on seafloor; some don’t buy it, AP, December 17, … Read more >>

Fingerprint Match: BP’s oil found up to 7,500 FEET DEEP in Gulf — Feds now admit finding oil in sediment that matches BP’s

Strong Evidence Emerges of BP Oil on Seafloor, Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2010:

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Gulf researcher: “Oil appears to be everywhere” on seafloor, a massive “kill zone” where “it looks like everything’s dead” — Degrading “very slowly” (VIDEO)

Exclusive: Submarine Dive Finds Oil, Dead Sea Life at Bottom of Gulf of Mexico, … Read more >>

Gulf Researcher: “See all the dark spots and LESION looking things? That’s not normal” for crabs — “There’s oil on the bottom” (PHOTOS & AUDIO)

Deep Water Dive Reveals Spilled Oil On Gulf Floor, NPR, November 29, 2010:

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Boat engine causes oil to rise from seafloor — “Just dead, everything’s dead” (VIDEO)

Louisiana BP OIL SPILL 8 Months on Part 2, rawimagefilms, November 24, 2010:

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“The oil is still there”: Up to “79 percent of it sank to the ocean floor, where it remains” says FSU professor

“He and his colleagues are working to determine how that layer of sludge might affect the Gulf and how long it might take for the ecosystem to recover.” … Read more >>

“Reefs of oil” on the ocean bottom near the coast says former cleanup worker

On Thanksgiving, Gulf Oil Disaster Victims Hope for the Truth, NRDC Switchboard by Rocky … Read more >>

Starfish are “bleached white” — Attached to “graveyard” of coral which “suggests that they have nowhere else to go”

“The individual on the right is bleached white.” … Read more >>

“Dramatic”: The damage “slapped you in the face” says biologist

Ian MacDonald, a professor of oceanography at Florida State University… “This is the first indication of just how widespread the damage is.” … Read more >>

“I think that we have a smoking gun” says chief scientist on Gulf expedition — “Almost certainly dying from exposure to toxins”

“The large swaths of darkened coral and other damaged marine organisms were almost certainly dying from exposure to toxins, scientists said.” … Read more >>

“Something we have not seen before”: “Slime snot” found on seafloor of Gulf — “It smells like oil… Flocculent, gooey, whatever-it-is”

Where the Oil Went? Gulf Scientists Find Layer of “Slime Snot” on Sea Floor, … Read more >>

Darth Vader-like creature “is replacing red crabs in the habitat we have sampled” (VIDEO & PHOTO)

“Little is known” about this bizarre looking creature… Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Researcher said, “At one of our productive sites, we didn’t find any red crabs”… … Read more >>

Oil + Corexit could linger for 300 YEARS says state official

Official says that BP won’t pay for seafood program, Daily Comet, October 27, 2010:

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Today’s Front Page: “Off the Charts” “Sky-High” “Extreme Toxicity” “Very Alarming” “Frightening” — Local Florida official finds the oil

Fort McRae oil very toxic to humans, Gulf Breeze News by Scott Page, October … Read more >>

Researchers find “VAST VOLUMES” of oil on seafloor — Includes “Thick Raw Crude”

Research teams find oil on bottom of Gulf, USA Today, October 24, 2010:

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