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by News Service – July 18, 2011 19:52 EST

ScienceDaily (July 18, 2011) — Taking another major step in sleuthing the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a research team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has determined what chemicals were contained in a deep, hydrocarbon-containing plume at least 22 miles long that WHOI scientists mapped and sampled last summer in the Gulf of Mexico, a residue of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Moreover, they have taken a big step in explaining why some chemicals, but not others, made their way into the plume. Read the full article

News Release : WHOI Scientists Analyze, Explain the Chemical Makeup of Gulf Plume