Photos of the World's Largest Asphalt Lake

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Bubbling Oil

Credit: Rainer Meckenstock.
Hidden in the world's largest asphalt lake, scientists have discovered an array of metabolically active microbes living inside tiny water droplets sealed…Read More »

within oil. The microbes, the researchers found, are breaking down the oil into a range of metabolites. Here, a site at Pitch Lake where liquid oil bubbles up to the surface.   Less «
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