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New microbe discovered eating Gulf oil spill

A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe suddenly is flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico and gobbling up the BP spill at a much faster rate than expected, scientists reported Tuesday. Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled since...

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Extensive oil plumes found deep in Gulf

Scientists with the University of South Florida say laboratory tests have confirmed that oil from a spewing Gulf of Mexico well has accumulated in at least two extensive plumes deep underwater. The researchers said in Baton Rouge on Friday that tests confirmed their initial findings that were based on...

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