Oil Spill Truth Snapshot: Deep Sea Coral, Video from the Sub

Video | October 21, 2010

A rare deep sea glimpse of the corals and other organisms living at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, close to the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Steve Ross, University of North Carolina Wilmington, and Sandra Brooke, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology/Marine Conservation Biology Institute, have deployed a tool on the floor of the Gulf containing live coral. When it is retrieved in a year, they will collect new data on how location conditions have affected coral growth and reproduction since the lander was deployed.