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As part of their response, NOAA spill specialists note the locations where they've observed different types of oil, places where the shoreline has been affected, oceanographic features that affect the movement of oil, and other information needed by the response team. They record this information in photographs and overflight maps of the area surveyed. This is a photo taken during an overflight, showing a streamer or slick of brown, emulsified oil, with silver and gray sheen along its edges. (Photo credit: OR&R, NOAA)

An adult lionfish in all its glory!