Tracking the oil spill

Posted to Infographics, Maps  |  Nathan Yau

For those following the status of the oil spill, the New York Times provides a map tracking the spread. Press play to get the day-by-day. The oil is currently spreading to the west of the Mississippi delta, getting dangerously close to the oyster beds (in red).

Al Jazeera also provides a good explanation of how it all went down in the video below:

[via Biofusion]



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