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Gulf Oil Spill: NSF Funds Research on Impacts to Florida Everglades

Posted Aug 04 2010 11:39am

Photo of the Florida Everglades.

With its vast 1.5 million acres of mangrove swamps, sawgrass prairies and subtropical jungles, could the Florida Everglades--the famous river of grass--be affected by the Gulf oil spill?

While current estimates are that little if any oil entered the Loop Current or reached the Everglades, this area is a significant national natural resource, and to study the effects of the spill on seagrasses and mangrove forests in and near the Everglades, the National Science Foundation ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=117430&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


This is an NSF News item.

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