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Researchers Find Way To Track Invisible, Underwater Oil
Description: Researchers have discovered a new way to track the presence of oil in water even after visible slicks have vanished, a tool that could help give scientists a better idea of how oil spills impact the environment. The method involves tracking the levels of carbon dioxide and oxygen released by underwater marine microbes in order to tell how much oil is still present after a spill. [Source: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative]
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Source: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
Publish Date: 8/18/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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