In the Gulf of Mexico near the site of an ecological disaster found «dead zone». The huge square is only 56 miles from the drilling rig killed all marine flora and fauna, according to «Russia 24».
Scientists still can’t understand what extinct animals and plants. Was it a consequence of man-made disaster or «dead zone» appeared in a natural way.
«I have no doubt that spilled oil, as well as the products of its decay, causing damage to numerous colonies of sea creatures», — said scientist at Louisiana state University ed Overton.
Emma Hickerson, a researcher from the National office for research and development of ocean and atmosphere, says: «In fact, the emergence of this phenomenon could contribute to a number of factors, including water temperature and the amount of salt in it».
The accident on the platform «Deepwater Horizon» that led to the largest in the history of States manmade disaster that occurred in April. The explosion killed 11 people. The waters of the Gulf of Mexico spilled nearly 5 million barrels of oil. Stopped the leak in August.
BP has established a special Fund in the amount of $ 20 billion, which will be repaid damage claims filed against it in connection with the accident in the Gulf of Mexico.
Analytical review of the situation in the Gulf of Mexico