Future of the Environment

Oil-eating microbes found in the deepest part of the ocean could help clean up man-made oil spills

Oil spills can have detrimental impacts on entire ecosystems. Image: REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Aylin Woodward

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A contract worker rakes oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off a beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Image: Reuters/Lee Celano
A remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer surveys a 46-foot hydrothermal chimney during a deepwater exploration of the Marianas Trench. Image: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research/AP

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