Satellite Source: Landsat 8
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 30 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-31-2018 1625 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 06-01-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 39.25 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil.
The anomaly stretched a total of 17.25 nautical miles and showed mostly 
good contrast to its background. Surface winds around the time of the 
image were from the South around 10 knots, which align well with the anomaly.
 Confidence is deemed to be High given this is a known repeat leak source 
and the aforementioned characteristics. 

Uncertainties:
Due to cloud cover, the anomaly's full extent is unknown. There are not 
other uncertainties due to the Destroyed Taylor Platform being a known 
repeat leak source.


Analyst: Whisnant


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