There is a known seep location less than 2 miles to the south. The nearest oil platform is 8 miles to the east; the closest pipeline is >5 miles to the northeast. MODIS satellite images taken yesterday afternoon showed nothing unusual in the area, and the most recent radar image for the site was taken back on August 26. We'll keep looking and let you know what we learn.
|Oil slicks on August 30, 2011 about 16 miles northeast of the BP / Deepwater Horizon spill site. Photograph courtesy Bonny Schumaker / On Wings of Care.|
|Location of oil slicks documented by Bonny Schumaker on August 30, 2011. BP oil spill site (Deepwater Horizon wreckage) shown for reference.|