Scientists found oil-eating bacteria in Arctic

Scientists found oil-eating bacteria in Arctic

August 18, 2021

Microorganisms can also decompose fuel oil and diesel fuel.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Canadian scientists have discovered microorganisms on the Labrador peninsula in the Arctic that can process petroleum products. The American Microbiological Society writes about it.

Scientists found oil-eating bacteria in Arctic

Experts explain that oil spills in the subarctic marine environment off the coast of Labrador are becoming more likely due to potential oil production and increased shipping in the region.

Scientists did not expect that nature itself would tell you how to clean the area. According to preliminary data, the study shows that in the area where such bacteria appear, the level of oil pollution is rapidly decreasing.

While scientists do not give accurate estimates, they believe that unique microorganisms need to be further studied.

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August 18, 2021

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