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Old 17th Aug 2010, 00:04
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^^^Satellite imagery of oil slicks from natural seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, in 2006. A discussion of the conditions needed for satellite detection of such slicks can be found here.

NASA - Scientists Find Black Gold Amidst Overlooked Data

I'll just comment on the seemingly similar geometry of the appearance of the slick in the BEA report and the NASA imagery.
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