Christopher Reddy

Jul. 30, 2010

Oil Spill Update: Cleanup and Long-Term Effects

There's not much oil lingering on the surface of the Gulf these days -- but where did it go, and what's going to happen to the oil that remains in less obvious parts of the ecosystem?

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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