Thursday, May 20, 2010

Who dunit? How the Coast Guard identifies oil.

It's been reported that tar balls have started washing up on beaches in Key West, Florida and the fear is they are from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Fortunately the United States Coast Guard was able to determine these tar balls were not from the Deepwater Horizon incident.

So how does the Coast Guard know where oil comes from? Just watch this video to see Coast Guard Marine Science Lab in action.

Can't see the video? Click here.

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