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Gulf of Mexico Oil: Visualizations of Sea Floor Situation – Update 3

Like many others, I am trying to keep up with the Gulf of Mexico situation, particularly efforts to stop to flow of oil from the damaged 5,000 foot long riser line. I have found it difficult to get a realistic picture of the situation on the seabed floor, 5,000′ below the Gulf surface.

I will be posting what I find here.

######### Update3  5/16/10 @ 9:15 AM ESY

BP continues to try to capture oil release from the sunken riser.  Here’s a  BP graphic showing their Riser Insertion Tube approach. has a PDF file at this link.

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