7. Oil Pooled Among Rocks

Beginning 3 days after the vessel grounded, a storm pushed large quantities of fresh oil onto the rocky shores of many of the beaches in the Knight Island chain. In this photograph, pooled oil is shown stranded in the rocks.

[Photo: pooled oil forms a thick, black coating on beach rocks.]


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Revised: March 7, 2001
Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration