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Image : Mysterious Flotsam in Gulf of Mexico Came from Deepwater Horizon Rig, Study Finds

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Catherine Carmichael collecting samples on the beach
WHOI Research Assistant Catherine Carmichael (above) and WHOI marine chemist Chris Reddy analyzed oil residue on pieces of flotsam collected from several Gulf beaches.  The chemistry of the oil on the debris matched that of oil sampled directly from the broken pipe from the Macondo well above the Deepwater Horizon rig. (Photo by Chris Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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