Research Looks at Deep Sea Oil Biodegration

Studies of major off-shore oil spills such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are important to determine long term effects at deeper levels.
Research Looks at Deep Sea Oil Biodegration - News

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Degradation rates of oil were slower in the dark and cold waters of the depths of the Gulf of Mexico than at surface conditions, according to an international team of geoscientists trying to understand where the oil went during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Learn more about this study and Penn State's role as one of the 17 research partners involved in the Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE), a research consortium of 19 US and international partners focused on the effects of oil spills on marine environments.