Campus News

Oil seep

An MSNBC article focusing on the nature of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill quote UGA marine scientist Samantha Joye.

“What we found today is not a natural seep,” Joye said. “The near shore sediments contained grayish muddy clay and a thin layer of orange-brown oil at the surface. Oil seeping naturally would create an oily stain throughout the sediment cores, but these samples only had oil at the top. The oil obviously came from the top, not the bottom.”