Oh, the poor Gulf of Mexico. What an unholy mess from the collapse of BP's oil rig, the Deepwater Horizon. This is easily the worst oil spill in history, far surpassing the Exxon Valdez. But this being the internet age, you can watch oil gushing from a mile deep in the ocean, robot submarines attempting repairs, nuts and bolts and wrenches drifting in the deep, and even the occasional sea creature swimming by. See it all at BP's live Deepwater video feed, or head to the main BP site for more information.
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