Sep 13, 2010 12:16 PM by Melissa Canone

Researchers Say Oil On Sea Floor Believed To Be From BP

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers say they've found patches of oil
believed to be from the BP leak on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor.
Some of these are two inches thick.
University of Georgia researcher Samantha Joye (JOY) says she
and her colleagues have found oil as much as 80 miles from the
Deepwater Horizons well. She says the latest sample was taken early
Monday and the oil covered newly dead creatures, such as shrimp and
deep-sea worms.
The scientists have collected at least 10 samples from the sea
floor, about a mile down. Testing is needed to confirm it is BP
oil. But Joye says it has the appearance of recent oil from the
busted well, not old oil.


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