On Monday, the researchers from the University of South Florida revealed that the havoc of the oil spill at the Gulf of Mexico is not yet over, as the traces of oil could be discovered settled at the ocean floor to the east coming from the Deepwater Horizon spill, toxic enough to destroy the marine life.
John Paul, a Marine Microbiologist at USF said, "The dispersant is moving the oil down out of the surface and into the deeper waters, where it can affect phytoplankton and other marine life".
The researchers are suspecting that the oil may have spread at the bottom of an undersea rift within 40 miles of the Florida Panhandle and the dispersants could have sent the oil to the ocean floor. The concentration of toxics in the oil can cast impact on Plankton and other organisms. A fraction of the oil may also be moving towards the DeSoto Canyon in east, the part having Gulf's commercial fish.
The concluding of the survey will be published on Tuesday. CNN got the gist of that, which showed that there could be around 205-million-gallons of oil at the bottom of the ocean.
The report brought out that the oil is spreading unevenly in small droplets. It is suspected that eventually, the oil could come up to the continental shelf and surface and there are also chances of it to enter the food chain, if it gets swallowed by marine animals.
In late April, the Deepwater Horizon spill was capped by BP by using 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersants.
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