Satellite Source: Landsat 7
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 30 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-08-2018 1626 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 06-08-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 42.89 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 that emanated from 
the destroyed Taylor platform site. The mostly linear slick extends approximately 
15.5 nm in length and stretched ENE in agreement with model ocean currents.
 Relatively thicker oil was detected within portions of the slick based 
on its silvery/white appearance due to sunglint. A feathering signature 
was also seen throughout.

Uncertainties:
The full areal extent of the slick is unknown due to the presence of cloud 
cover and false positives believed to be related to natural oil seeps 
in the vicinity. The area calculated in this report is only an approximation.


Analyst: Velasco


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