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Loyola wetlands ecologist comments on gulf oil spill

May 14, 2010

David White, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences, was recently quoted in an article in the May 7 issue of Science magazine detailing the recent gulf oil crisis.

The article, “Will Deepwater Horizon set a new standard for Catastrophe,” investigates what went wrong in the gulf oil spill and how the accident will affect the gulf coast. It also explores techniques, both new and old, which can be used to assist in oil recovery. To conclude, the article highlights the ecological impacts that an oil crisis creates among wildlife and coastal wetlands.

Founded in 1880 with the financial assistance of American inventor Thomas Edison, Science magazine has grown to become one of the world's leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research. Published weekly, the magazine maintains the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general-science journal.

To view the article, go to http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/reprint/328/5979/674.pdf.

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