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Image : While Oil Gently Seeps from the Seafloor

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This illustration shows the route traveled by oil leaving the subseafloor reservoir as it travels through the water column to the surface and ultimately sinks and falls out in a plume shape onto the seafloor where it remains in the sediment. (Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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Last updated: May 24, 2011
 


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