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Feb 19, 2011 4:59 PM by Andrea Babin

Scientist Finds Gulf Bottom Still Oily, Dead

WASHINGTON (AP) - A University of Georgia scientist has gone
public with video and slides showing how oil from the BP spill
remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. The images
demonstrate that the oil isn't degrading as hoped and has decimated
life on parts of the sea floor.
At a science conference in Washington, Samantha Joye aired early
results of her December submarine dives around the BP spill site.
She went to places she had visited in the summer and expected the
oil and residue from oil-munching microbes would be gone by then.
It wasn't.
She also showed pictures of oil-choked bottom-dwelling critters.
At the same meeting Saturday, federal officials announced the
start of the gulf restoration planning process that BP will pay


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