Quotes: NOAA Scientist on Microbes Breaking Up the BP Oil Spill

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship Pisces prepares to test water from the Gulf of Mexico

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“Has it hit the sweet spot? Yes. Was it by design? Partly,”

— STEVE MURAWSKI, Senior Scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, on the chemical dispersant used by BP to break up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. That decision has reportedly helped microbes halt the spread of the oil, without losing too much oxygen (Via the Associated Press)