Alaska Beach (image) Temple University Share Print E-Mail Caption Michel Boufadel (right), director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection in Temple's College of Engineering, places montioring equipment in a well dug along a beach in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Boufadel found that the low concentrations of oxygen and nutrients, along with the flow of water in the beach's lower layer, were hindering the aerobic biodegradation of oil remaining from the Exxon Valdez spill. 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.