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Image : Up From the Seafloor Came a Bubbling Brew

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Dark fluids containing oil and natural gas gush out of the broken riser pipe at the Macondo well near the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Officials needed an accurate measurement of how much oil was flowing out. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey)

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Last updated: May 24, 2011
 


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