The oil spill up close


As it usually does, the Boston Globe’s Big Picture blog does a masterful job of organizing the finest images from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

One might feel somewhat guilty noting the beauty in the disaster.

  • Shane

    This is a terrible disaster and is caught terrifically by those photographs.

    I do have a question: How do oil booms work?

  • Bismuth

    Shane – my understanding is that because oil floats on water, the booms act as a surface barrier that blocks the oil from advancing while allowing the water to flow however it likes underneath.