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On or around May 14th, A oil plume was spotted by scientists. It was described as being 10 miles long, 3 miles wide, and 300 feet thick.
By JUSTIN GILLIS updated 9:04 p.m. ET, Sat., May 15, 2010 NEW YORK - 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. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given.