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Events - SF Oil Spill
Alcatraz Tide pools
Oil starts to wash up on the Alcatraz shores at 1415 hours.
Oil Spill from Alcatraz at 1330 hours
Oil bubbles start appearing along the surface of the water around Alcatraz at 1330 hours.
Oil spill on Alcatraz Island along Agave Trail
Oil begins to wash up along the shores of Alcatraz as seen here along the Agave Trail.
Oil Spill along the Alcatraz Pier
Oil appears all along the shores and pier around Alcatraz Island.
Oil Washes Along the Tidepools on Alcatraz
A thick coat of oil begins to wash up onto the tidepools along Alcatraz Island.
Oil washes up along the shores of Alcatraz
Photo showing the discoloration along the shores of Alcatraz due to the oil spill.
Oil appears along water surface around Alcatraz
A discoloration appears on top of the water surface around Alcatraz.
Map of areas affected
Satellite image taken showing the shore boundaries affected.
Oil Spill Washes Up Along Alcatraz
View of the tidepool areas along Alcatraz where oil has started accumulating.
Close Up of Oil Accumulating Along Shores
Close up view of oil accumulation along the shores of Alcatraz.
Oil Washes Along Shores 1530 hours
Photo of oil washing up along shores of Alcatraz.
Oil Spill Sample taken on Alcatraz
An oil sample was taken by a NPS Law Enforcement Ranger on Alcatraz.
Oil along Marin Headlands Shoreline
Oil slick from the November 7 2007 San Francisco spill spreading north along the Marin Headlands coast.
Marin Headlands & Rodeo Beach Closed
Areas surround Rodeo Beach and the lagoon have been closed off to the public, due to hazardous contaminants which have been washing up onto the shores.
Haz Mat Crews on Rodeo Beach
Haz Mat Crews are working in cooperation with several state and federal agencies to help remove the oil from the beaches.
Ribbons of Oil Outside the Bay
Ribbons of oil can be spotted in various locations across the bay area. This particular grouping was seen outside the Golden Gate Bridge. Notice the discoloration within the water, where the oil is moving along the northern shoreline.
Wildlife Impact on Alcatraz
Layers of oil have begun to seep into the rock crevices along the Alcatraz shores.
Oiled Crab on Alcatraz
Devastation to the wildlife is becoming more apparent as seen by this photo of a crab covered in oil.
Oiled Tide Pools on Alcatraz
Pools of oil begins to accumulated devastating the tide pool ecosystems all around Alcatraz Island.
Ribbons of Oil Around Alcatraz
Ribbons of oil can be seen spreading all around the island and washing up onto the shores.
Last updated: August 1, 2014