Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The oil from the BP spill continues at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to the samples that demonstrate that oil is not being diluted as I was expected and has decimated the flora and fauna in parts of the underwater platformsaid researcher Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia.

At a scientific Congress in Washington, the Navy showed the preliminary results of its underwater observations at the site of the spill.

To return to the place he had visited during the summer, Joye hoped that oil and debris from the microbes that absorb oil disappeared, but was not the case.

"There is a sort of bottleneck that we have to identify that it is causing that this material does not degrade," said Joye in the annual Congress of the American Association for the advancement of science in Washington.

"Magical microbes could perhaps consume a 10 per cent of the total spill, but we do not know what happened to the rest," said Joye. "Yet there is much there".

The specialist presented the results of the samples and photographs he took of animals that usually live in the ocean floor. He noted asphyxiated by oil Dead crabs and sea stars.

"This is oil (the site) Macondo in the background", said Joye. "They are organisms killed by oil deposited on their heads."

This month, Kenneth Feinberg, in charge of the funds for compensation from the Government by the spill, said that according to other research the Gulf will be almost completely recovered by 2012, but Joye and the Director of the Administration National Oceanic and atmospheric Jane Lubchenco felt otherwise.

"I've been in the background and I saw how it is with my own eyes", said Joye. "This will not be good for the 2012".

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