Oily Beach (image) Temple University Share Print E-Mail Caption Oil from the Exxon Valdez spill continues to be found in the beaches along Alaska's Prince William Sound. Temple University researchers have found that the low concentrations of oxygen and nutrients in the beaches, along with the water flow in the beach's lower layer, have hindered the aerobic biodegradation of the remaining oil. Credit Michel Boufadel/Temple university Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.