(From ROFF’s) Latest (November 28-29, 2010) shoreline oiling observations derived from the NOAA GeoPlatform website ( The non-blue colored areas are the locations where oil has been observed. The red hashed area east of the Mississippi delta is the area closed to shrimp fishing due to the recent capture of oil in shrimp nets. Note that the oil on land extends over a wide geographic range from Florida to Louisiana.

Holly Bik (160 Posts)

I am a computational biologist at the University of California, Riverside. My research uses DNA sequencing and genomics to study microbial eukaryotes (yeah, nematodes!) in marine ecosystems, with an emphasis on evolution and biodiversity in the deep-sea. I can neither confirm nor deny that I like Unix more than I like going to sea.

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