Fake Eelgrass May be Used to Soak up Oil
September 30, 2012
CapeCodOnline: Like a professor explaining a particularly delightful problem, Thomas Gray Curtis Jr. practically bounced from equation to equation on a blackboard in a small room at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution‘s Redfield Laboratory.
“I like to model things after nature,” he said as he demonstrated why long strips of green foam reminiscent of thick eelgrass can sponge up oil and other pollutants.
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