Friday Photo – Elephant in the Room

On occasional Fridays, Adventures in Geology presents photographs taken during geological field experiences. Brief descriptions of the locations and links to further information are provided to quench your appetite for knowledge.

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion

Last week, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, operated by BP, sank to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion which subsequently released a massive amount of oil into the Gulf’s waters threatening not only sea life, but tourism and industry for at least four states.

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