Gulf Spill – Oil Is Hitting The Shore

We just learned that oil is now beginning to wash up on the beaches of the Mississippi Delta. This afternoon’s clear-sky NASA/MODIS satellite image shows the full extent of the slick, with oil covering 2,256 square miles:

Satellite image from early afternoon of April 29, 2010 shows oil slick very close to shore.

Today SkyTruth’s president did an interview on CNBC. You can watch it here; our bit starts at about 4:20.

Gulf Coast folks, YOU CAN HELP show the world what’s happening by joining the new Flickr group, Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2010. Upload your photos, video and observations to let everyone know the impacts of this spill. Learn to geotag your work, and we’ll be able to pinpoint it on an interactive map.