Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (image) University of Texas at Austin Share Print E-Mail Caption This image shows the surface oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Research, including this latest study, has identified which bacteria were most important in breaking down the oil. Credit Andreas Teske, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. 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.