Impact of oil spill just beginning, Kennesaw State researcher says

  PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Three hundred yards of white, sparkling sand is all that separates oil…

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PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Three hundred yards of white, sparkling sand is all that separates oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill and a cradle of many forms of sea life along Florida's coast.
 
While tar balls -- gooey blobs of oil ranging in size from dimes to softballs -- began washing up on the seashores of Florida's slender barrier islands, Troy Mutchler, a marine biologist from Kennesaw State University, and two students spent Saturday snorkeling over sea grass beds behind one of the thinnest islands at Gulf Islands National Seashore.
 

 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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