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seep

[sēp]
(geology)
An area, generally small, where water, or another liquid such as oil, percolates slowly to the land surface.
(petroleum engineering)
An oil spring whose daily yield ranges from a few drops to several barrels of oil; usually located at low elevations where water has accumulated.
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Our objectives were to describe the abiotic and biotic attributes and evaluate the condition of Rich Montane Seeps where wild pigs are known to occur.
Jaco Scar's animals range from those that inhabit hot vents or cold seeps, to species that exist in both settings.
It also adjusted its mass spectrometer to measure different selected chemicals and get more detailed chemical clues as to what types of life forms were present at the cold seep.
SUIT is now able to visualize and see the physical size of all the seeps on their lands, combined with the varying concentration levels of those seeps.
Seeps are relatively common throughout Illinois, but most are small, and these communities and the associated plant species seldom have been studied in detail.
A new genus and five species of mussels (Bivalvia, Mytilidae) from deep-sea sulfide hydrocarbon seeps in the Gulf of Mexico.
The most abundant ones are forms of calcium carbonate deposited when mineral-rich waters seep into an open space underground.
Humidity also causes formaldehyde gas to seep out of pressed-wood furniture, O'Connell says.
The accusation states that run-off seeps into the river from unlined ponds from the wine facilities during times of heavy rain.
Rainwater seeps into the gravel and is stored as groundwater.
The plant will make crumb and powder forms of SEBS, as well as a unique variant known as SEEPS, short for styrene-ethylene-ethylene/propylene-styrene.