Satellite Source: MODIS Aqua
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 250 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-09-2018 1901 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 06-10-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 103.10 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly is believed to be oil that emanated from the destroyed 
Taylor platform. The anomaly measured approximately 9 nm SW-E in length.
 Winds, from Buoy Station KMIS, were from the SW at 5 kts which aligned 
well with the initial orientation of the anomaly. Under the edges of sunglint,
 the anomaly was black and distiguishable to its surroundings.

Uncertainties:
The full extent is unknown due to clouds and natural oil seeps within the 
vicinity.


Analyst: Rodriguez


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