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Science Nation: Hidden Oil Plumes

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Will the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico create dead zones? That’s the concern of University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye. She’s headed to the gulf to investigate how the oil and methane gas discharged by the BP Deepwater Horizon spill is impacting the ocean microbes that live there. With funding from National Science Foundation, she is also looking at how the dispersants used to break up the oil are impacting marine life, including microbes, fish, and shellfish.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 33 seconds

Science Nation
Episode 1
4 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 2
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Episode 10
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