Oil Spill Satellite Images: Oil Slick Appears To Have Gone Underwater

07/04/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011


Graber says the apparent shrinkage came about because some of the oil that had been visible at the surface has been mixed into the water, as strong winds have kicked up waves.

The new image also shows that patches of oil have begun to break away from it. But it's not clear when any sizable amount of oil will reach land.