Monday, November 29, 2010

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Capturing Oil Toxins on Film off the Mississippi Coa

  • November 26, 2010 1:44 pm

On the ground with Jerry Moran:

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend time with my Sea Shepherd friends – and a powerful ultraviolet (UV) lighting system – taking photographs and collecting samples along the Mississippi coastline and on and around the nearby barrier islands.

From a photographer’s perspective, the experience was “illuminating,” to say the least…and the photos will show why. Ultraviolet lighting causes the more toxic and persistent components of oil to flouresce, or shine, a bright yellow or orange color. What better way to document contamination from the spill?

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