Satellite Source: Landsat 8
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 30 meter
Image Date & Time: 04-29-2018 1625 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 04-30-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2855'00" N, 8829'42" W
Coverage Area: 15.42 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The possible slick possessed a blob like shape that covered most 
of a 2.5nmi by 2.5nmi area. It stood out from its surrounding and had 
well defined edges. The color appeared white and shimmery in sunglint,
 indicative of oil, but had no discernible point source. Winds near the 
time of the image were from the northwest at 10-15kts.

Uncertainties:
The origin of the anomaly.


Analyst: Ramirez


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