Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found a 21-mile-long oil plume in June from the Gulf oil spill and described it in a study co-authored by Chris Reddy (2006). Reddy recently criticized some journalists who, in looking for definitive answers, misrepresented the study as deciding between "competing" estimates on the oil remaining. "Science does not work that way," Reddy wrote in an op-ed for CNN.com, noting "Rather, science is more like a jigsaw puzzle. Each piece is added. Occasionally a wrong piece may be placed, but eventually science will correct it."