Oil-Eating Microbes and the BP Spill
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A new study suggests mother nature might be cleaning up the BP spill faster than expected. Researchers found several species of oil-eating bacteria thriving in the submerged plume, but uncertainty remains over the threat to marine life.
Environmental reporter, Washington Post
Head of the Ecology Department and Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, the U.S. Department of Energy BER Distinguished Scientist, and the lead scientist on a new study of microbial activity in plumes of oil from the BP spill.
Associate Scientist of Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and chief scientist for a research team that first mapped the underwater plume.
a microbiologist at the University of Louisville and past president of the American Society for Microbiology
president of 1planet1ocean, a project of The Ocean Foundation where he is a senior fellow