Miami Herald: Gulf currents aided breakdown of oil after BP spill, study says

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Terry Hazen, Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology, was quoted in the Miami Herald about a study that suggests geography and water circulation patterns of the northern Gulf of Mexico promoted the breakdown of oil and gas spewing from a busted wellhead during the BP oil disaster. Hazen led groundbreaking research about how the giant clouds of oil from the Deepwater Gulf spill seemed to disappear. His team identified oil-eating bacteria that proliferated below the ocean surface helping to break down and clean up the oil

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