The animation below presents a simulation of an oil
spill. In the simulation, 1000 barrels of medium crude
oil spill into Long Island Sound off the coast of Connecticut.
The simulation shows what might happen to the oil in
the first twenty-four hours after the spill. The time
and date for each frame of the simulation appear in
the lower left corner of the image.
! Click the image to see the animation. Play the movie several times to explore what happens to the oil. What conditions do you think were affecting the oil in this model?