An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Oil's well that ends well

THE GULF OF MEXICO – Graduate students from Texas A&M University create a bright green surface marker using fluorescein. The non-toxic dye will simulate an oil slick for absorption and dispersant testing as well as be highly visible to the aerial spray aircraft as they fly over it at about 100 feet above the water. The students were participating in an oil dispersant exercise being held six miles off the shore of Galveston, Texas, Nov. 8, 2006.

VIRIN: 061108-F-0837S-205.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.