The Times-Picayune is reporting both comforting and frightening news this morning:
BP said early Sunday afternoon that the mile-long tube working, drawing most of the leaking oil to the tanker from the Gulf seafloor.
Researchers have found more underwater plumes of oil than they can count from the blown-out well, said Samantha Joye, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia. She said careful measurements taken of one plume showed it stretching for 10 miles, with a 3-mile width.
. . . and the downright depressing:
She said it could take years or even decades for the ecosystem to recover.