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" ... Scientists trying to determine the fate of the oil from the BP blowout recently dived in a mini-sub to look for it at the sea floor. And they found it — or I [Richard Harris] should say we found it, since I was along on the dive. ... "
" ... To start our [Samantha Joye from the University of Georgia, pilot Mike Skowronski, and RICHARD HARRIS] ... trip to the seafloor, three of us scrunched into the titanium hull of a submarine named Alvin, on the rear deck of the research vessel Atlantis, from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution .... "[SOURCE]
A few minutes later, the texture of the seafloor changed from smooth brown to bumpy, like cottage cheese.
"It's not typical," Joye said, peering through a camera that looks straight down on the bottom. "It should be flat, boring gray, and it's brown, very porous looking, spongelike material."