No oil in South Florida? You decide. New color-corrected aerial photos released (PHOTOS)


Brownish-red ribbons/streamers are photographed approximately 30 miles north of the Marathon in the Florida Keys, just off the state's southern tip on May 26 (click to enlarge):

Aerial photos courtesy of Kelly Ann Thomas

Where exactly were these photos taken? Here is a photo taken over land, just moments after spotting the ribbons/streamers. You can see this piece of land in the upper left of the above photos:

Here is this location on a map:

A broader view of the area (white arrow shows approximate location where photo was taken):

Minagua to Miami flight plan:

On May 22, Chris Kauffman snapped aerial photos of streamers on the Gulf side of the Florida Keys around 10 miles northeast of Marathon:

Kauffman's photos were taken near location 'A' below:

So what do oil streamers 'confirmed' to be from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico look like?

Oil flowing near the Deepwater Horizon site

Pensacola, FL

Pensacola, FL

Pensacola, FL

Pensacola, FL

What were the oil spill forecasts and reports for South Florida around this time?

6 comments to No oil in South Florida? You decide. New color-corrected aerial photos released (PHOTOS)

  • You're amazing! I cannot believe what you did with my photos and information.

    Keep up the great work.

  • A Warren

    Great photos, but these are not of the Florida Keys. The white arrow is just off Flamingo Key, which is northwest of the Florida Keys, off the Everglades. The Everglades are on the 'mainland' west of Miami,Florida. Can't tell if these brown 'ribbons' are oil or not. I think not. More likely they are muddy outflow from the Everglades mangroves. The decomposing leaves make the water brown and if the weather is choppy, the 'whitecaps' can look brownish.

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