In 2010, cameras on the Jason ROV captures images of a seafloor site about seven miles downstream from a plume of hydrocarbons flowing from the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo well. Scientists found deep-sea corals showing signs of recent and severe impact.

In 2010, cameras on the Jason ROV captured images of a seafloor site about seven miles downstream from a plume of hydrocarbons flowing from the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo well. Scientists found deep-sea corals showing signs of recent and severe impact. Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

 

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