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Multimedia : WHOI Scientists Map and Confirm Origin of Large, Underwater Hydrocarbon Plume in Gulf

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Plume animation
This animation of a plume of hydrocarbons emanating from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill shows the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry making numerous criss-cross penetrations to map the parameters of the 1,100 meter-deep plume. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists, who conducted the NSF-funded work in June 2010, report the plume is 1.2 miles wide, 650 feet high, and at least 22 miles long. WHOI developed and operates Sentry. (Animation by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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Last updated: May 24, 2011
 


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