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USF Examines Health of Gulf of Mexico in Aftermath of Oil Spill

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – A team of scientists and students from the University of South Florida have spent the past seven years looking at what lies beneath the Gulf of Mexico since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon environmental disaster.

“We found a big contrast in the type of species that exist in the Gulf because the environmental conditions are different and we’ve also taken a number of samples to look at oil contamination,” said lead researcher Dr. Steven Murawski.

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