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.
Researchers who annually measure the oxygen deprived "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico have recently found that this year it is nearly as large as the state of Connecticut. That's three times larger than an anticipated 2015 target size.
Nearly 100 endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchlings were released Monday on a South Texas beach so that they could make their way into the Gulf of Mexico.
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.