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Image : Popular Way to Assess Oil Spills Can Be Misused

Location: San Francisco Bay
Date: November 7, 2007

Lat./Long.:  37°48'29.30"N, 122°23'8.06"W
Material spilled: Bunker fuel
Amount spilled: approx. 53,500 gallons
Spill extent: 150 sq. miles; 26 miles of shoreline

Following the November 2007 oil spill in Francisco Bay, Chris Reddy, a marine chemist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Insitution, collects oil samples at Pirates Cove, Marin County, Calif. (Bryce Reddy)


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