Giant plumes of crude oil mixed with methane are sweeping the ocean depths with devastating consequences. Im not too worried about oil on the surface, says one scientist. Its the things we dont see that worry me the most. It was in mid-May that independent scientistsnot any of the officials or researchers working for any of the government agencies on scene at the Deepwater Horizon disaster, let alone BPfirst detected the vast underwater plumes of crude oil spreading like Medusas locks from the out-of-control gusher in the Gulf of Mexico. BP immediately dismissed the reports, and in late May CEO Tony Hayward flatly declared there arent any plumes, stopping just short of accusing the scientists of misconduct. Federal officials called the scientists claim misleading, premature and, in some cases, inaccurate. Moreover, continued a statement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, any oxygen depletion in the surrounding waters due to plumes is not a source of concern at this time, and critics blaming dispersants for the plumes had no information to stand on. NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco, a respected oceanographer when President Obama tapped her to lead the agency, insists there are no plumes, only anomaliesthough last week she acknowledged the possibility of oil beneath the surface. What the Spill Will Kill - Newsweek interesting and terrifiying read on the oil we dont see..how will it effect the eco system.