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UCSB Researcher Says Natural Undersea Particles Called “Marine Snow” May Have Added To Impacts Of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:41am

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the largest oil spill in history, the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Researchers are still trying to assess all of its impacts.

A UC Santa Barbara oceanographer has just completed a study which shows that natural undersea particles may have actually added to the problem, by dragging oil particles to the sea’s bottom.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.

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