Oil Spill Puts Florida Straits Cold-Water Reefs in Peril

Oil Spill Puts Florida Straits Cold-Water Reefs in Peril


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Thousands of barrels of oil are leaking out of the Deepwater Horizon site each day. The oil ascends from depths of approximately 1502 m. (4928 ft.), but not all of it reaches the sea surface. The stratified seawater of the Gulf of Mexico captures or slows the ascent of the oil, and the addition of dispersants near the oil source produces tiny droplets that float for a considerable time in the water column and may never reach the surface…

Read Full Article; By, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, in ScienceDaily

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