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University of New Hampshire

Belleair Boulevard on Dauphin Island, Ala., in September 2010

Caption: Researchers sampled this beach, at Belleair Boulevard on Dauphin Island, Ala., prior to and several months following shoreline oiling from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and found significant changes in microbial communities.

Credit: Holly Bik

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