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BP Deepwater Effect on Gulf of Mexico Food Chain: Research by East Carolina University faculty and students has

BP Deepwater Effect on Gulf of Mexico Food Chain: Research by East Carolina University faculty and students has

Research by East Carolina University faculty and students has confirmed that oil from the April 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico did reach the ocean’s food chain. The ECU researchers worked with colleagues at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey. In their study published by Geophysical Research Letters, the researchers found that crude oil from the spill entered the food chain through the tiniest of organisms, zooplankton, which forms the base of the food chain in marine ecosystems.

Full article: http://www.enn.com/enn_original_news/article/44161

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