It is clear that the Gulf will survive but it is very unclear what long-term damage has been done to the ecosystem. As scientists from both BP and the government are collecting data,they are also preparing for their day in court to give testimony. Hence, mum is the word, except for the results from independent study groups. The following New York Times video and article will reveal some scientific evidence.
Video: The Science of the Spill
One year after the largest oil spill in the history of the
Gulf of Mexico, scientists are trying to determine the
long-term ecological effects.
Gulf’s Complexity and Resilience Seen in Studies of Oil