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"Sea Snot" Explosion Caused by Gulf Oil Spill?
Description: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill sparked an explosion of sticky clumps of organic matter that scientists call sea snot, according to ongoing research. The boom likely precipitated a sea-snot "blizzard" in Gulf waters, researchers say. And as the clumps sank, they may have temporarily wiped out the base of the food chain in the spill region by scouring all small life from the water column. [Source: National Geographic News]
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Source: National Geographic News
Publish Date: 9/23/2010
Reading Level: Basic
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