The Pictures Continue to Defy


This image is of the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Mississippi

This high-resolution image shows Petit Bois Island (top right) and the eastern end of Horn Island (top left) on June 26. In general, oil-covered waters are silvery and cleaner waters are blue-gray.

NASA Earth Observatory

The islands provide a sense of scale for the ribbons of oil swirling into the area from the south. Petit Bois Island is about 10 kilometers (6 miles) long. It is one of seven barrier islands that, along with some mainland areas of Mississippi and Florida, make up the Gulf Islands National Seashore.


  1. 70 days and counting….

  2. Mother earth, please forgive your children.  We love you.

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