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Sheen Off Santa Barbara County Determined To Be Result Of Natural Seep; Researcher Talks About Seeps Off Coast

Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:48am


Oil Sheen Off Santa Barbara County Coastline Last Month Determined To Be From Natural Seep (US Coast Guard Photo)

Two independent sets of tests confirmed an oil sheen off the Santa Barbara County coastline last week wasn’t man-made, but was the result of a natural seep.

The Santa Barbara Channel has one of the most active seep systems in the world.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with a UC Santa Barbara researcher who’s a leading seep expert.

Click on link to listen to/download story:  Natural Oil, Gas Seep Research


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