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  •  Go zooplankton! (2+ / 0-)
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    murrayewv, Larsstephens

    I wonder if the sea life in the Gulf has some resistance to oil because it seeps through the seabed.  Whatever survives this is going to be extremely comfortable with oil, that's for sure.

    ...Tunnell noted natural oil that seeps from the seabed releases the equivalent of one to two supertankers of crude in the Gulf of Mexico each year.

    "It's what I call a chronic spill," Tunnell said. "The good side of having all that seepage out there is that we've got a huge population of microbes, bacteria that feed on petroleum products in the water and on shore. So that helps the recovery time."

    Mexico's Ixtoc 1 oil spill a distant mirror to BP disaster

    "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." ~Albert Einstein

    by ParkRanger on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 09:22:07 PM PDT

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