Bacteria also removed spilled methane from Gulf

Associated Press: A sudden bloom of bacteria after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill helped clean up the methane gas that was also released into the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new report. "They did a good job on it and that was much earlier than expected," said John Kessler, a chemical oceanographer at Texas A&M University. Earlier studies found that the oil-eating bacteria got a jump start by consuming the natural gases ethane and propane. A new report by Kessler and colleagues in Thursday's online edition......

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