The vessel was loaded with ocean drifters to track movement of surface waters around the rig and with equipment to collect time-sensitive samples of water, air and sediment.
Chemical analysis shows that source is oil pockets trapped in wreckage of sunken rig
Scientific vessel helping researchers study spill effects
Crude oil toxicity continued to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species for at least more than a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Preliminary results from field work and lab tests indicate two oil components — naphthalene and methylnaphthlane — are at least partly responsible for declines in insect populations in coastal marshes affected by the 2010 BP oil spill
When the Deepwater Horizon disaster leaked an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, many researchers feared that coastal ecosystems would never be the same.
Oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill acted as a catalyst for plankton and other surface materials to clump together and fall to the sea floor in a massive sedimentation event that researchers are calling a “dirty blizzard.”