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. DWH clearly raised the need for more baseline data and information in the Gulf.

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. DWH clearly raised the need for more baseline data and information in the Gulf. Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

 

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