What did we learn from the Deepwater Horizon disaster?

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Below the ocean’s surface, microorganisms degraded the bulk of the oil plumes drifting through the Gulf. “We’ve been pretty surprised at how fast hydrocarbon degradation can occur as long as there’s plenty of oxygen,” says Joel Kostka, a microbial ecologist at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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