09/11/2012 Leave a comment
Mother Natures seems to have handled the event rather well. Those oil eating bacteria developed due to the crude oil seeping from the gulf floor.
From the University of Rochester , those darned bacteria are ruining the eco photo-ops. Video follows.
At least 200,000 tons of oil and gas from Deepwater Horizon spill consumed by gulf bacteria
Researchers from the University of Rochester and Texas A&M University have found that, over a period of five months following the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, naturally-occurring bacteria that exist in the Gulf of Mexico consumed and within five months removed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas that spewed into the deep Gulf from the ruptured well head.
The researchers analyzed an extensive data set to determine not only how much oil and gas was eaten by bacteria, but also how the characteristics of this feast changed with time.
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