Two undiscovered species of pancake batfish are discovered in the Gulf of Mexico, in areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
BP is to sell assets worth an estimated $1.8 billion as part of series of sales to help pay for damages caused by the explosion on its Deepwater Horizon rig in April, which killed 11 workers and spilled more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
The Government of the United States claims that nearly 5 million barrels of oil have spilt from the "Deepwater Horizon" oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, making it the largest accidental maritime oil spill ever.
Retired United States Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, the person in charge of cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico states that the cap is leaking but it is not a major concern so far.
Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots as fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the United States government and BP have given.