The spill has contaminated about 444 miles of gulf shoreline as of Saturday, not counting areas that have been cleaned up. More oil lurks below the surface, although it is much harder to pinpoint where.
SOURCES: NOAA, NGA, ESRI | Gene Thorp, David Fahrenthold and Bonnie Berkowitz, The Washington Post - July 5, 2010
A wounded Gulf of Mexico, and an elusive prognosis Article | How dead is the Gulf of Mexico? It is perhaps the most important question of the BP oil spill -- but scientists don't appear close to answering it despite a historically vast effort. In the 2 1/2 months since the spill began, the gulf has been examined by an armada of researchers -- from federal ...