Deepwater Horizon Oil On Shore Identified, Even Years Later

Deepwater Horizon Oil On Shore Identified, Even Years Later

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Tar Mat in Marsh in Louisana’s Barataria Bay. Captions And Photo source: ©© NWF

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Years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil spill, oil continues to wash ashore as oil-soaked “sand patties,” persists in salt marshes abutting the Gulf of Mexico, and questions remain about how much oil has been deposited on the seafloor.

Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences have developed a unique way to fingerprint oil, even after most of it has degraded, and to assess how it changes over time…

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