Oil from Deepwater Horizon Disaster Entered Food Chain in the Gulf of Mexico
A krill (Meganyctiphanes). Photo source: ©© Øystein Paulsen
Since the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, scientists have been working to understand the impact that this disaster has had on the environment.
For months, crude oil gushed into the water at a rate of approximately 53,000 barrels per day before the well was capped on July 15, 2010.
A new study confirms that oil from the Macondo well made it into the ocean’s food chain through the tiniest of organisms, zooplankton…