The Deepwater Horizon site releases 3 to 12 times the oil per day compared to that released by natural seeps across the entire Gulf of Mexico.
Only 3 - 12 times - assuming that there finally is a good estimate of the Deepwater Horizon leak. I'm not trying to minimize the Deepwater catastrophe, as it truely too much oil, arriving too fast and all in one location. And it ain't done leaking yet. But it is still striking that a very large amount of oil is naturally present in the oceans.