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SCUBA Oiling Assessment Project (Slurry Oil)

POLARIS is supporting Owens Coastal Consultants on a slurry oil spill (sunken oil) in Quintero, Chile. POLARIS personnel are SCUBA diving to document oiling conditions on the seafloor using an underwater sonar mapping device called AquaMap. POLARIS performs mapping for coral reef damage on a regular basis but this is a unique situation to use AquaMap to document seafloor oiling.  Surveys are in approximately 60 feet of water, visibility is good but temperatures are cold.

Quintero oil spill working on deck