“They had capped off the blowout successfully,” says Douglas McCauley, a marine biologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “But they created so much pressure at the bottom of this well that it actually broke open the seabed.”

“They had capped off the blowout successfully,” says Douglas McCauley, a marine biologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “But they created so much pressure at the bottom of this well that it actually broke open the seab