Skooter report 02/20/11
The oil from the BP spill is still there on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top female scientist’s video and slides shows the oil isn’t degrading as hoped and has destroyed life on parts of the sea floor. That report contradicted with a recent report by the BP spill compensation czar that said nearly all will be well by 2012.
Marine scientist Samantha Joye of the University ofannounced the results of her December submarine dives around the BP spill area. She had visited those places in the summer and expected the oil and residue from oil-eating microbes would be gone by then, but it wasn’t. She said that the magic microbes consumed maybe 10 percent of the total discharge and there’s still a lot of it out there. She presented her report at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Washington.
The disparity of the reports were explained by the head of the agency in charge of the health of the Gulf, a scientist of Department of Energy doing research with a grant from BP before the spill and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab scientist Terry Hazen that their research differs from Joye’s because they looked at different places at different times.
Joye's research was more widespread, but has been slower in being published in scientific literature.
Who's lying then, huh?