quarta-feira, 5 de maio de 2010

Mais uma catástrofe ambiental na era do petróleo, desta feita no Golfo do México: a mancha de petróleo é enorme

Track the Gulf of Mexico oil spill movement in animated graphic

By Dan Swenson, The Times-Picayune
May 02, 2010, 11:49AM
This animation of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was created using actual overflight information and forecast models from the NOAA and Unified Command.
The red dot is the location of the Deepwater Horizon oil well, which exploded on April 20, releasing oil into the Gulf near the Louisiana coast that has yet to be contained. Eleven rig workers died in the explosion.
The animation begins Aprill 22, the day the first image of the spill via flyover was released.
Through May 4, 2010 (May 4 is the forecasted area)

Gulf Oil Spill
A containment boom staged at the Breton National Wildlife Refuge Thursday. The spill, a slick more than 130 miles long and 70 miles wide, threatens hundreds of species of wildlife, including birds, dolphins and the fish, shrimp, oysters and crabs that make the Gulf Coast one of the nation's most abundant sources of seafood


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1 comentário:

MD disse...


Excelente compilação de notícias desta catastrofe que venho acompanhando com muito interesse.