Look beneath the surface | PRI’s Living on Earth


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A month and a half after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank, I headed out into the Gulf of Mexico with marine scientists from Louisiana State University. Their mission was to use sonar to try and detect giant oil layers trapped hundreds of feet beneath the Gulf’s surface—oil that NOAA scientists had just reported finding, but that BP continued to deny existed. I describe what they found in this satellite phone interview with Living on Earth host, Jeff Young.