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PostSubject: Marine Life Rebounds in Wake of Gulf Oil Spill   Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:48 pm

Marine Life Rebounds in Wake of Gulf Oil Spill - by Bonner R. Cohen

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew up last April, killing 11 workers and spewing untold millions of barrels
of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, dire predictions about the accident’s effect on marine life abounded. Yet as costly
as the BP accident was, there are signs the gulf’s marine life has come through both events in remarkably good shape.

From Louisiana to Florida, marine biologists report a variety of sea creatures are flourishing.

“Despite the terrible visuals and acute damage that accompany a spill, oil is, after all, an organic substance.
Conceived with solar power in the form of biomass or other life forms, this concentrated organic material has
been naturally seeping into the environment for millions of years, and nature has developed effective antibodies
which feed upon it,” explained Dan Kish, vice president for policy at the Institute for Energy Research.

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