Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Suspected Bilge Dumping off Corsica

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.



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