Two maps showing probability of shoreline threat and oil sheen due to the oil spill
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Both maps above show an 81 to 100 percent likelihood of oil sheens or tar balls approaching coastlines from the Mississippi River Delta to the panhandle of Florida, where oil residues have already been identified. Image treatment by Ned Gardiner based on a more complete analysis by NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration.

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NOAA Climate.gov