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Oil off Chandeleur islands as imaged from a balloon | by jeferonix
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Oil off Chandeleur islands as imaged from a balloon

See the boat and balloon tether in the upper left. Try navigating around a full map of this data here:


Thanks to Jim Smith at and Spencer Moss at for getting us on a boat.


On Sunday, Stewart Long, Shannon and Mariko from Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and several other volunteers made it to the Chandeleur islands on a boat and in 9mph winds were able to image the slick making its way through the island chain. There appeared to be no booms in place.


The location is around:


Read more and follow our effort at


Volunteer to help map at :


Donate to help us pay for helium, gas, equipment, etc. at:


Complete data is available at:


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Taken on May 9, 2010