Satellite Source: MODIS Aqua
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 250 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-24-2018 1901 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 05-25-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 63.35 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly is believed to be an oil slick since it was connected 
to the destroyed Taylor platform site near the Mississippi Delta. The 
linear slick stretched in an E-W direction for approximately 18.5 nm in 
accordance with easterly winds in the area at the time of the image. The 
slick was silvery/white in the image, which is a characteristic typically 
seen when oil is in sunglint.

Uncertainties:
Due to the image's coarse resolution and the presence of clouds in the
vicinity, the slick's calculated areal extent is only an approximation.


Analyst: Velasco


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