Tiny Gulf Sea Creature Could Shed Light on Oil Spill’s Impact

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Extensive tarballs are visible in the foreground and surf zone in this image from Gulf Islands National Seashore, Flor., shot on July 1, 2010. Captions and Photo source: NOAA

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A University of Alabama molecular biologist will soon bring dozens of tiny, transparent animals that live in Gulf Coast waters back to his campus laboratory as part of an effort to better understand the oil spill’s long-term impact on the coastal environment and creatures living there…

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