Trouble Down Below

Much of the spill’s damage will play out in the ocean’s deepest layers.

Illustration: Nicholas Felton


The deep waters BP’s spill has fouled are home to krill, lantern fish, and other species that are keystones in the entire marine food web.

Hidden DamagesIllustration: Nicholas Felton

Read also: MoJo‘s complete BP coverage, Julia Whitty on the oil spill cover-up, and the rest of our special report on BP’s deep ocean secrets.