Gulf researchers spot deep-sea creatures living near Gulf spill site

|By:, SA News Editor

Aquatic life appears to be flourishing again at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the 2010 BP (BP +0.5%) oil spill, according to a team of scientists that concluded a month-long excursion to the area.

A ride in a submersible 5K ft. feet below sea level revealed that eels, shrimp, various fish species, sea anemones and other deep-sea creatures are making a comeback in the region where the group had seen only one crab in a similar seven-hour journey four years ago after the Macando well blowout.

The scientists say they have found no evidence that the chemistry and microbiology under layers of deepwater sediment had changed.