'Missing oil' from 2010 BP spill found on Gulf seafloor

February 3, 2015 2:15 PM

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'Missing oil' from 2010 BP spill found on Gulf seafloor

Globs of oil float on the water's surface following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Up to 5 percent of the oil from the spill is now resting on the ocean floor, a new study finds. (Jeff Chanton)

Up to 10 million gallons of crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has settled at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, where it is threatening wildlife and marine ecosystems, according to a new study.

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