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American Geophysical Union

Oil Trapped Between Rocks

Caption: Oil is trapped between rocks on a beach in the Gulf of Alaska. New research being presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting finds that beaches on the Alaska Peninsula hundreds of kilometers from the site of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill still harbor small hidden pockets of oil.

Credit: Gail Irvine, USGS

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