This is the oil leaking from the well under the platform.
This is off the coast of Louisiana. 11 workers lives were lost. It is hard to work offshore. They are away from their families for months at a time. I am sorry for your loss. I know the drilling companies out there are very safety conscience. There are few mishaps.
It is our hunger to drive motorized vehicles that is the impetus for these lost human lives. Will it soon be this entire eco-system? It is so weighed down with toxins that come from every tributary and basin from the Rockies to here.
I am partially to blame for this tragedy, and I pray to do better. This is our habitat. We must think to do things, "differently" than before.
This scren shot is from the website NASA.gov, it is under their Earth Observatory Page.