FSU: Deepwater Horizon oil buried in Gulf Coast beaches could take more than 30 years to biodegrade

FSU: Deepwater Horizon oil buried in Gulf Coast beaches could take more than 30 years to biodegrade

In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, FSU Professor of Oceanography Markus Huettel and graduate student Ioana Bociu revealed that these large clumps of oil and sand — called sediment-oil-agglomerates — take at least 30 years to decompose.

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