This Dec. 1, 2010 photo provided by the University of Georgia, made from the submarine Alvin, shows dead brittle stars on a still-damaged sea floor about 10 miles north of the BP oil rig accident. ... more 
This Dec. 1, 2010 photo provided by the University of Georgia, made from the submarine Alvin, shows dead brittle stars on a still-damaged sea floor about 10 miles north of the BP oil rig accident. Brittle stars are normally bright orange and tightly wrapped around corals, but these were white and loose. “We consistently saw dead fauna (animals) at all these sites,” said Marine biologist Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia. “It’s likely there’s a fairly large area impacted,” she said. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By University of Georgia, Samantha Joye
Sat, Feb 19, 2011 6:12 PM EST