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Oil Good for Marine Life--But It's Not What You Think

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According to a study recently published in Nature Geoscience, natural underwater oil seeps might actually aid marine life. To be specific, it could help tiny, photosynthetic, microbial life. Researchers from Columbia University’s Earth Institute examined phytoplankton in the Gulf of Mexico. They were surprised to find the microbes concentrated themselves around the natural oil that swells up from the ocean floor. The scientists stress that there are sharp differences between natural oil swells and oil from spills—such as the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. http://fusion.net/story/259105/oil-marine-life-study/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com