On Monday, March 26, a study was published which proves that the oil from the BP oil spill of April 2010 is linked to the injured and dying corals in the Gulf waters. The damaged coral reef about seven miles southwest of BP’s Macondo well was covered in a black, heavy mucous material.
Researchers from Penn State University, Temple University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the U.S. Geological Survey published their findings after studying the Gulf waters coral communities in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The scientists discovered the once brightly colored coral in October 2010 and suspected that the BP oil spill might be the culprit. Oil is naturally found in the Gulf so it was necessary for the research team to pinpoint the source of the slow death of the 54 coral communities.
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