Overview of Strait of Magellan. (C. Ruby
Heavy mousse / oil hitting the shoreline during the
spill. (Photographer unknown, possibly R. Hann). Download.
+2 years. Aerial view of strip of oil remaining along
mixed sand and gravel beaches along the shoreline of Tierra
del Fuego (see ground view below). August 1976. Download.
Ground view indicating oil band remaining after 1.5
years along the shoreline of Tierra del Fuego. January 1976. Download.
Aerial view indicating location of heavily oiled mixed
sand / gravel beaches along exposed Strait of Magellan and
sheltered beach / tidal flat located behind spit. View is
looking toward west along Tierra del Fuego shoreline. 9
March 1976. Download.
Black oil pavement (looking east) remaining
behind spit 1.5 years after the spill (see above photo). 12
Oil pavement remaining 21.5 years after
the spill. (Same location as above photo.)17 December
Asphalt pavement behind spit (looking west)
at Punta Espora. A small stake is visible in the center-right
of photo. 16 August 1976. Download.
Asphalt pavement remaining 21.5 years after
the spill (same location as above; note stake by the shovel
for comparison). 17 December 1995. Download.
Oil pavement along front (exposed) portion
of spit partially covered by gravel. 12 February 1976 (+1.5
Oil pavement common along front (exposed)
portion. 19 February 1981 (+6.5 years).Download.
Close-up of oil pavement, about 20 cm thick
remaining after 6.5 years. Scale = 15 cm. 20 February 1981. Download.
Small remnants of pavement remain after
21.5 years in same location as above photos. 17 December 1995. Download.
Heavy oiling of the Espora marsh, Tierra
del Fuego. 9 March 1976.Download.
Heavy oiling at entrance to the Espora
marsh, looking north into the Strait of Magellan at low tide.
9 March 1976.Download.
Oiling in channels of the Espora marsh.
17 August 1976.Download.
Heavily oiled marsh 1.5 years after the
incident. 17 February 1976. Download.
Oil appears a thick, fresh mousse on the
marsh surface 2 years after the incident. 17 August 1976. Download.
Very slight recovery of the marsh found
6.5 years after the incident. 19 March 1981. Download.
More vegation present after 21.5 years,
but thin white clay covers oil underneath (see photos below).
17 December 1995. Download.
Close-up of thick oil remaining beneath
fine white clay. 17 December 1995. Download.
Heavy oil still covers tidal flat at entrance
to the marsh after 21.5 years.17 December 1995. Download.