Evolution To The Rescue In The Gulf!

Evolution To The Rescue In The Gulf! August 24, 2010

Nature is amazing:

Deep sea microbe populations are evolving in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, helping to digest the oil that continues to contaminate the Gulf of Mexico, according to a study published today (August 24) on the ScienceExpress website.

The findings provide tantalizing clues that the ocean is evolving in a way that will help it heal from the massive spill, but it’s still early days, said biogeochemistJohn Farringtonof the School of Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, who was not involved in the research.

“We shouldn’t get all a warm fuzzy feeling that the problem has gone away,” Farrington toldThe Scientist. Recent data out of the Gulf “are very exciting advances in our understanding of spilled oil in the ocean, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.”

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