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Sea-life In America’s Midwest?
2012-04-17 11:15:18

New research from the American Museum of Natural History shows that America´s Great Plains region may have once been home to some typically sea-bound creatures. Ammonites – a type of shelled mollusk, now extinct and closely related to the nautiluses and squids of today – may have lived in methane seeps when a seaway once covered America´s midwest. The findings have been published online in the journal Geology, and shed some new light on how and where these ancient...

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2009-05-13 11:19:02

Reveal "life story" of oil off Coal Oil Point, California Twenty years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez was exiting Alaska's Prince William Sound when it struck a reef in the middle of the night. What happened next is considered one of the nation's worst environmental disasters: 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the pristine Alaskan waters, eventually covering 11,000 square miles of ocean. Now, imagine 8 to 80 times the amount of oil spilled in the Exxon Valdez accident....

2009-02-19 11:35:38

U.S. scientists say they have discovered they can use satellite images to detect oil seeping from oil fields beneath the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico. Chuanmin Hu, an optical oceanographer at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, and colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth said they have found they can detect oil seeping naturally from the seafloor by examining satellite images of streaks amid sun glint --...


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