Satellite Source: MODIS Aqua
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 250 meter
Image Date & Time: 07-07-2018 1926 UTC

Confidence: Medium
Issue Date: 07-08-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2943'43" N, 9447'07" W
Coverage Area: 2.10 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil.
An oil slick measuring 0.6 nm by 0.6 nm was detected in northern Trinity 
Bay. The slick appeared shimmery white in sunglint. Although there are 
oil facilities in the vicinity the anomaly did not appear to be attached 
to any one, but the coarse resolution made that difficult to discern. 
Winds were from the southeast at 5 knots at the time of the image and 
skies were generally clear.

Uncertainties:
A point source could not be determined from the coarse resolution of the 
data. The anomaly could be the result of biogenic material.


Analyst: Turk


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