Continued residue in Gulf from 2010 BP oil spill

A research study led by University of Florida geology professor Thomas Bianchi and chair of geological sciences Beverly Thompson revealed that oil residue remains in the Gulf of Mexico from the 2010 BP oil spill, despite continuing efforts to clean up the Gulf, the Independent Florida Alligator reported on September 18.

The researchers said they returned to the oil spill site to compare samples from 2010 with modern samples, examining the fluorescent properties of molecules to determine if oil spill was still present in the area. Bianchi said that while some of the oil left behind had been consumed by bacteria, other carbon molecules have resulted from oil decomposition.

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