Posted by Will Ramos on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 at 1:43 pm
Filed under: Discovery,Gulf Oil Spill,News & Resources
The deep-water-research submarine Alvin is launched from Atlantis. Scientists are studying how ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico may have been affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (Credit: Richard Harris/NPR)(From NPR) -- It's been several months since the BP capped its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, researchers are diving to the bottom of the Gulf in search of leftover oil and residue, and to determine what it's doing to the ecosystem. NPR science correspondent Richard Harris traveled tagged along.