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Multimedia : Natural Oil Seeps

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Seafloor Oil Seep
Dave Valentine and his scuba-diving team at the University of California Santa Barbara collected oil leaking from a seafloor seep. The white material clinging to the seafloor is made of filamentous microbes that probably use the oil as food. (Courtesy of Dave Valentine, University of California Santa Barbara)

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Last updated: July 28, 2014
 


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