The search for what the BP oil spill blowout did to the Gulf of Mexico already has gone to extraordinary lengths- more than 125 research cruises, covering hundreds of square miles and taking thousands of water and sediment samples.
The search for what the BP oil spill blowout did to the Gulf of Mexico already has gone to extraordinary lengths- more than 125 research cruises, covering hundreds of square miles and taking thousands of water and sediment samples. Photo courtesy University of South Florida/MCT
The search for what the BP oil spill blowout did to the Gulf of Mexico already has gone to extraordinary lengths- more than 125 research cruises, covering hundreds of square miles and taking thousands of water and sediment samples. Photo courtesy University of South Florida/MCT

Scientists start to piece together damage puzzle of BP spill

November 19, 2010 4:27 PM