So Whatever Happened To All That Oil Spilled In The Gulf Anyway?

Remember all that oil that BP spilled into the Gulf this summer? Whatever became of it? Well, good news. Bacteria ate most of it, reports Slate, and the other stuff was skimmed back up, evaporated, burned off, or it got diluted out into the seas.

But while the ocean might be doing alright, the coastline is a different story, with 113 miles undergoing cleanup and another 55 awaiting approval in Louisiana alone. Those stains will take longer to remove.

Will The Gulf Ever Be Oil-Free? [Slate]
Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to foul 168 miles of Louisiana coastline [The Times-Picayune]
After Oil Spill Crisis, a Protector Keeps Watch [NYT]