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Title: Sand Sampling
Description: On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon Drilling Platform exploded and sank, causing an enormous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Geological Survey field offices responded immediately by organizing teams to take pre-spill sediment and water samples in order to establish a baseline survey. This baseline will be used to determine the scope and impact of the oil spill. Here, Will Mooty takes a sediment sample at Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama.
Location: Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Date Taken: May 8 2010
Photographer: Devin Walker , Fox 10 TV Pensacola & Mobile
Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.
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