How the Containment Dome Works

Here's a look at how British Petroleum's custom-made containment dome will work to collet oil leaking from the seabed at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. This dome method has never been used in such deep waters, but if successful could capture 85 percent of the 5,000 barrels a day currently spilling out.

Karl Tate
LiveScience Infographic Artist
Karl has been Purch's infographics specialist across all editorial properties since 2010.  Before joining Purch, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University.