How Will a Hurricane Affect the Oil Spill?, Scientific American, July 15, 2010:
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Of course, sea spray and evaporating water will carry the oil and any chemical dispersants with them...
And this polluted air and water vapor certainly will be carried to the near shore and left as an oily residue on everything from trees to electrical transformers... "If there's oil in the water, it will be coming along with it to some extent," says marine physicist Rick Luettich of the University of North Carolina. "I don't know how significant the impact will be."