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Oil on Beach at Canaveral Space Force Station, Port Canaveral, FL

Port Canaveral, FL, USA | 2022-Nov-14

Initial Notification: On November 14, 2022, the USCG notified the NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator that a stretch of beach at the Canaveral Space Force Station Beach had received some oiling post-hurricane Nicole. The oil was along 1.2 miles of beach and was found sporadically among Sargassum on the sand beach surface. The source has not been identified but could potentially be from a historic shipwreck. The SSC provided a resources-at-risk assessment to ensure that any potential concerns for species or habitat along the impact area are considered during cleanup operations.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:oil
Total amount at risk of spill: unknown gallons
Latitude (approximate): 28° 27.47′ North
Longitude (approximate): 80° 31.50′ West