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Where’s The Missing Oil From The BP Oil Spill? ‘Dirty Blizzard’ May Explain It:
The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil spill dumped more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico yet government assessments have been unable to account for all of it.
Microbes likely processed most of the oil within months of the spill, but not all of it. A new hypothesis suggests the oil acted as a catalyst for plankton and other surface materials to clump together and fall to the sea floor in a massive sedimentation event – what they have termed a “dirty blizzard.”
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