Gov. Charlie Crist today asked BP to set aside $100 million of the $500 million it has agreed to devote to the Florida Institute of Oceanography, a partnership of 21 universities and marine science groups in Florida that are monitoring the impact and developing solutions.
Among the issues the institute wants to address: Where is the oil and the dispersed oil going and what happens when they reach the seabed, water column and shoreline? What is the impact on marine life, coral, wetlands, seagrass and other organisms? Here's the letter: Download 2010.6.4 Letter to BP America President Lamar McKay