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  1. Bacteria Ate 200,000 Tons of Oil After Deepwater Horizon SpillResearchers from the Univ. of Rochester and Texas A&M Univ. 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 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.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2012/09/bacteria-ate-200000-tons-oil-after-deepwater-horizon-spill

    Bacteria Ate 200,000 Tons of Oil After Deepwater Horizon Spill

    Researchers from the Univ. of Rochester and Texas A&M Univ. 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 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.

    Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2012/09/bacteria-ate-200000-tons-oil-after-deepwater-horizon-spill