Our partners at On Wings of Care and Florida State University have been out skytruthing and seatruthing heavy oil on the water around the downed Taylor Energy Platform #23051. We have been tracking this ongoing leak that has persisted in the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, but lately the oil has been particularly prominent.
You can see aerial photos and photos from sea level here:
You can also click here to download a recent Landsat satellite image that shows the oil slick.
NOTE: On the satellite image, the green streaks in the water are most likely a type of seaweed known as sargassum. But the bluish-grey smears SE of the Delta is oil.
We do not have the most recent NRC reports due to the shutdown of the public side of the NRC website. You can usually access the reports updated weekly from our temporary work-around here...
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