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USGS Setting up at Sampling Site AL-7

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists collected environmental data and samples in coastal areas affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Samples of water, sediments, benthic invertebrates, and microorganisms were collected by the USGS at beach, barrier island, and wetland environments of the Gulf of Mexico coastal states before and after petroleum-associated product arrived on shore.

In this photo, scientists Darlene Blum and Terry Petrosky from the USGS Florida Science Center prepare to collect samples at Orange Beach, Alabama (USGS Sampling Site AL-7).  


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