Temple researchers aid in understanding Gulf spill impact

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In the two years since the Deepwater Horizon oil well pilled 206 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, two Temple researchers have been working to better understand the impact on both marine life and the environment. Temple biologist Erik Cordes is part of a group of scientists who have been studying the spill’s impact on deepwater coral communities in the Gulf, while Temple environmental engineer Michel Boufadel has been working with officials to assess the oil’s impact on beaches and wetlands.