The Week in Pictures: Thick Layer Of Oil Found on Gulf of Mexico Seafloor, and More

Emma Grady
TreeHugger Exclusives
September 17, 2010

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The bad news about the BP oil spill aren't over. Researchers have taken soil samples from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and discovered that a lot of the oil that some thought had evaporated or dissipated has actually just settled on the sea floor. Samples taken by the science vessel Oceanus show that the oil can be found for dozens of miles in all directions around the busted well location.

Read the full story: Thick Layer Of Oil Discovered on Gulf of Mexico Seafloor

Image credit: NASA, CC.