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A June 2010 photo provided by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution shows Chief Scientist Rich Camilli, left, a WHOI environmental engineer, and co-principal investigator Chris Reddy, a WHOI marine chemist and oil spill expert, aboard the research vessel Endeavor in the Gulf of Mexico. Camilli is the chief author of a study released Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 in which scientists report the first conclusive evidence of an underwater plume from the BP spill. (AP Photo/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Cameron McIntyre)