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Ribbon-like Feature off Santa Barbara County

The troubled offshore oil platform, Holly, and its related infrastructure are in the process of being decommissioned. It is possible that the ribbon-like feature that extends to the southwest of the platform and its pipeline in the above Landsat 8 image collected on November 26, 2018 could be an oil slick on the ocean's surface. The broader swirls of greenish water are colored by phytoplankton and suspended sediments.

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