May 23 forecast: Size and density of Gulf of Mexico oil spill
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The size and shape of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico changes by the day, depending on weather conditions as well as conditions in the Gulf itself.
This graphic shows the forecast for Sunday, May 23. The shapes of the oil slick are created from information by pilots during flyovers, as well as trajectories created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday.