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The woods hole oceanographic institutions research vessel oceanics took -- team of scientists out to see August 21.
Anxious to explore how the largest oil spill in US history is affecting the Gulf of Mexico.
We were looking at all processes and trying to understand.
What's going on from the very surface of the ocean -- for the bottom.
In a very broad range of -- of the Gulf of Mexico.
Lead scientist doctor -- Montoya from -- Institute of Technology was joined by colleagues found the University of Georgia -- University of California Santa Barbara.
University of Southern Mississippi and ole miss.
They spent most of -- time within ten nautical miles of the well head and made two primary discoveries.
-- find substantial quantities what.
Is very clearly.
Recently deposited and someone integrated oil on the scene or over pretty broad expanse of northern and northeastern call.
We also found.
And I have to be careful highlights right about Cole Harris -- -- supporter.
It had characteristics that appeared to be consistent.
-- either current or past presence of boiling water.
-- the instrument you see behind me then allow scientists to sample what's on the -- -- it's called the multi core.
And -- and eight tubes down at about eight inches across the -- yard long.
With the -- it -- into the gulf war and then it's able to bring those courts.
Samples to the surface.
So what we end up service.
-- plugs out of the sea floor.
And when properly properly deployed a multi core -- this not just the sentiment but the sentiment border in her case.
And that's where we see this very clearly do.
It's very clear recent deposit -- all the characteristics of recent policy integrated oil.
Soon do these scientists think their preliminary findings contradict the oil budget released by the government in August alleging that as much as 75%.
Of the oil on the golf is gone.
I think that the data we collected samples they collected will really help us -- fully -- the fate of fuel oil.
I wouldn't say that it would call into question the budget I think it'll help everybody would find the best estimates -- -- people.
Answers about the fate of the oil will impact the fate of all the gulf touches.
Jennifer -- rank and Fox Eight News.
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