Landsat-8 image (inset) showing two parallel slicks off Corsica. Image taken September 2, 2013.
We got a tip early this morning from a friend in France that an oil
spill had been reported in the Mediterranean Sea off the northwest coast
of Corsica. Today's MODIS images
showed nothing of interest. But we did find a brand-new Landsat-8
satellite image that was taken yesterday (September 2), and it shows two
parallel slicks that appear to be bilge-dumping incidents. We've really boosted the contrast in the images below, so you can more clearly see the slicks.