Satellite Source: MODIS Aqua
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 250 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-23-2018 1910 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 06-24-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 14.26 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. It is believed to be an oil slick that emanated from the Destroyed 
Taylor platform. The anomaly extended approximately 6.9 nm WE and measured 
0.43nm wide. The linear anomaly exhibited a silver/white appearance and 
it aligned well with ocean current data near the time of the image.

Uncertainties:
There are no uncertainties.


Analyst: Rodriguez


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