Ecosystem Recovery from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Will Take Decades

Nature World: It will likely take decades before the deep-sea ecosystem around the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site recovers from the impacts of the environmental disaster, according to new research published in the journal PLOS One. When the well head blew out on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010, nearly 5 million barrels (210 million gallons) of oil spewed from the ocean floor, encroaching upon the soft-sediment ecosystem in place at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spill and plume covered......

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