Contact: Ginger Pinholster
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Caption: AAAS analysis of WorldView-2 imagery from 27 March 2011 confirmed an unusual feature (indicated by the red arrow) believed to be a recurring oil slick in the Caspian Sea. The feature, nicknamed “the squiggle,” originates at 39.548 degrees North, 52.616 degrees East and is flanked by drilling rigs (inset). Some of the rigs appear to be derelict and in a state of disrepair.
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