Less Oil in the Gulf and On Shore

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 4:11pm

GULF OF MEXICO (WVLA) - Since the oil was capped 2 weeks ago - lots of the oil that was just sitting in the Gulf - is gone.

An oil expert at the LSU School of Coast and Envrionmental studies says tiny bacteria eating microbes are using the oil to feed, grow, and reproduce.

Dr. Ed Overton says those microbes have stopped the oil from moving onshore.

Since the crisis began - the oil's been skimmed, even burned.

But Overton says these microbes played a big part in saving more marshland from being destroyed.

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