The Week in Pictures: Microbes Eat Gulf Oil Plume, and More

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Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report that the miles-long deep sea oil plume which resulted from the BP oil spill has essentially vanished, apparently eaten by microbes previously unknown to science.

Terry Hazen, a microbiologist at LBL, told the The New York Times, "For at least three weeks, we haven't been able to detect the deepwater plume at all."

Read the full story: Gulf Oil Plume Gone, Eaten By Newly Discovered Microbes

Oil plume. Image credit: AP Photo via Discovery News.