Gulf Pelicans Saved by Oil-Eating Microbes (VIDEO)
More trouble for animals affected by the Gulf oil spills.
Louisiana marshes, which serve as the breeding ground for pelicans in the area, are beginning to wilt from the oil spill. To combat the problem, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries in Grand Isle, are cooking up hundreds of gallons of oil-eating microbes, which will be sprayed on the marshes.
These acclimated microbes have been eating oil for years. When the microbes finish they become food for other microbes and disappear.
If enough of these can be produced, they may be the solution for polluted beaches and marshes along the Gulf coast.
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