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Oil and water don’t mix: Scientists study how far up the food chain oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill will go

(Nov. 8, 2011)   —   Off Onslow Bay, a group of East Carolina University researchers have been looking for oil.
But unlike most in this world of $90-a-barrel crude, they aren’t hoping to find a gusher of Texas tea. In fact, they hope to see nothing but salt water.

Sailing into the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, a number of ECU scientists are piecing together clues to determine what effects the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill had on the Gulf and its sea life as well as whether that oil has made its way to the North Carolina coast. Read more...