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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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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