What if the oil spill happened in Merced?

06/01/2010 2:13 PM

12/13/2010 9:35 AM

Ever-interesting Sunspot commenter Mjon posted a link to a website that purports to show just how much area the gulf oil spill would cover in other parts of the world. According to the site, if the spill happened in Merced, we'd have oil stretching from Yosemite National Park to the Bay Area. I don't know about you, but such a simple visualzation gives me a greater appreciation of this disaster's immensity.

http://www.beowulfe.com/oil/?loc=Merced%2C%20CA%2C%20USA&lat=37.3021632&lng=-120.4829677&x=-121.284969653125&y=38.088881196423145&z=7

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