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2011-07-19 06:10:00

The mystery over what happened to the oil and gas released during last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been partially solved, according to new research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) gathered oil and gas last year from the deep, 22-mile-long underwater oil plume as it escaped from the damaged wellhead of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.   Using this data, they applied a...

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2010-08-20 08:38:31

Plume detected 22 miles long and more than 3,000 feet below surfaceScientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have detected a plume of hydrocarbons at least 22 miles long and more than 3,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, a residue of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.The 1.2-mile-wide, 650-foot-high plume of trapped hydrocarbons was detected during a ten day subsurface sampling effort from...

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2009-05-13 11:19:02

Reveal "life story" of oil off Coal Oil Point, California Twenty years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez was exiting Alaska's Prince William Sound when it struck a reef in the middle of the night. What happened next is considered one of the nation's worst environmental disasters: 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the pristine Alaskan waters, eventually covering 11,000 square miles of ocean. Now, imagine 8 to 80 times the amount of oil spilled in the Exxon Valdez accident....