An oil spill from the Royal Dutch Shell company involved an estimated 88,200 gallons of crude leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard has been recovering oily water and has said that the slick has not yet affected wildlife and will not reach the shoreline.
Six years after the tragedy, a new study reveals that the negative impact of the largest accidental marine oil spill is worse than scientists originally thought.
Exactly five years to the day, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig leaked nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Now, research looking into the long-term effects of this disaster have made an unexpected discovery. Oil may encourage the formation of an unusual fall of organic matter called "marine snow" - a revelation that could help find smaller oil leaks in the future.
As the five year anniversary of the infamous BP oil spill approaches, a new report has revealed that 20 species of wildlife are still dealing with the damage from the disaster's aftermath, with dolphins dying in high numbers and abnormal fish being born.
After the infamous BP oil spill in 2010, where some of that oil ended up remained a mystery to scientists. Now, a new study from Florida State University has finally found where some of that missing oil wound up.
Back in 2010, the infamous Deepwater Horizon oil spill gushed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, but where a lot of that oil ended up remained a mystery. Now however, a large amount of that elusive oil has been found, coating miles of the Gulf seafloor, according to new research.
Wildlife conservationists are rejoicing over the new BP oil spill ruling announced Thursday, a disaster that impacted thousands of species in the area.
A study by University of Miami scientists says mahi-mahi, one of the ocean's fastest fish, are slowing down due to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill, swimming nearly 50 percent slower than their unaffected counterparts.
If there's a silver lining to the BP oil spill of 2010, it's this: knowing that national attention and concern was, for a moment, fixed on the Gulf and Mississippi River Delta, environmentalists saw a rare opportunity to rally public support for habitat-saving ventures long overdue.
With the recent conclusion of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Confernece, more theories as to where the oil went are coming to light.