Satellite Source: MODIS Aqua
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 250 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-02-2018 1855 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 06-02-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 5.71 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly extended 3.0 NM to the NE of the destroyed Taylor 
Platform and had an average width of 0.3 NM. It clearly stood out from 
the ocean background as a silvery sheen. Winds at the time of the image 
were from the SW at 10 KT which is consistent with the orientation of 
the slick.
Uncertainties:
There are no uncertainties since this is a known repeat leak source.
Analyst: Lee


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