Vast undersea oil linked to BP disaster; Plumes moving towards Florida via “express route”

Scientists Confirm Underwater Plumes Are From Spill, New York Times, July 23, 2010:

Florida researchers said Friday that they had for the first time conclusively linked vast plumes of microscopic oil droplets drifting in the Gulf of Mexico to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. ...

A plume has been found near DeSoto Canyon, an underwater valley south of the Florida Panhandle where ocean currents push nutrient-rich water up onto the continental shelf. ... “It’s almost an express route up there,” Dr. Hollander said. “That’s what raises the concerns of the biologists.”

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