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NOAA Photo Library Image - line5136

Ixtoc I oil spill. This spill was caused by a blownout oil well. The well ran wild for 9 months and spilled over 140 million gallons of oil into the Bay of Campeche.

Image ID: line5136, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Mexico, Bay of Campeche
Photo Date: 1979 September circa
Credit: Collection of Doug Helton, NOAA/NOS/ORR

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