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A silvery slick swirls along the surface of the Gulf of Mexico from the site of the sunken Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, about 50 miles southeast of the ocast of Louisiana.
Article Type:
Brief article
Subject:
Petroleum in submerged lands (Accidents)
Petroleum in submerged lands (Media coverage)
Pub Date:
09/22/2011
Publication:
Name: Oceanus Publisher: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Earth sciences; Environmental issues Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ISSN: 0029-8182
Issue:
Date: Fall, 2011 Source Volume: 48 Source Issue: 3
Topic:
Event Name: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, 2010 Event Code: 290 Public affairs
Product:
Product Code: 1310020 Offshore Oil & Gas NAICS Code: 211111 Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction SIC Code: 1311 Crude petroleum and natural gas
Geographic:
Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Name: Gulf of Mexico Geographic Code: 0GULF Gulf of Mexico; 1USA United States

Accession Number:
272077170
Full Text:
A silvery slick swirls along the surface of the Gulf of Mexico from the site of the sunken Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, about 50 miles southeast of the ocast of Louisiana. NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image from 438 miles (705 kilometers) above Earth, on April 25, 2010, five days after the oil rig explosion thta killed 11 people.

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A gift by WHOI Trustee Bob James and his wife Anne funded a project to produce oral histories, videos, and website to document WHOI'S role in he Deepwater Horizon crisis. These were invaluable resources for this issue of Oceanus.
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