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oil slick

n.
A layer of oil floating on the surface of water.

oil slick

n
a mass of floating oil covering an area of water, esp oil that has leaked or been discharged from a ship

oil′ slick`


n.
a smooth area on the surface of water caused by the presence of oil.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oil slick - a thin film of oil floating on top of water (especially crude oil spilled from a ship)oil slick - a thin film of oil floating on top of water (especially crude oil spilled from a ship)
slick - a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water
Translations
ropná skvrna
olieudslip
öljylautta
naftna mrlja
油膜
물 위의 기름층
oljni madež
oljefläck
คราบน้ำมันที่ลอยบนผิวน้ำ
vết dầu loang

oil slick

nchiazza di petrolio

oil slick

طَبَقَةُ زَيّتٍ طَافِيَةٍ الَى الْـمَاءِ ropná skvrna olieudslip Ölteppich πετρελαιοκηλίδα marea negra öljylautta marée noire naftna mrlja chiazza di petrolio 油膜 물 위의 기름층 olievlek oljeflak tłusta plama mancha de óleo нефтяная пленка oljefläck คราบน้ำมันที่ลอยบนผิวน้ำ denize petrol sızması vết dầu loang 浮油
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So far, no oil slick that would pose a greater threat to the environment has been reported yet although the Coast Guard here is coordinating with its counterparts in nearby areas outside of Negros Oriental to be on the lookout for any, he said.
PARIS, March 14 (KUNA) -- France has sent four anti-pollution vessels to try to contain a 10-km-by-1km oil slick that developed due to the accidental sinking of an Italian cargo 200 miles off the west coast on Tuesday, officials and media sources said on Thursday.
'There is a need for a coordinated effort to contain oil slick at several locations before it spreads to other areas.
On October 26, an oil slick near Charna Island was spotted by locals when the high sea tides left black 'globs' behind on the beach, making the residents worry about the potential damage to the island's flora and fauna.
It also stated that the PSMA also conducted an aerial surveillance on Sunday and found a minor oil slick close to the Cape Monze coast.
As the cleanupoperationat Mubarak Village entered the fourth day, the authorities continued to clean the oil slick that was a threat to the environment and the marine life on the coastal belt.
KARACHI -- A mysterious oil slick along the coast of Karachi from Mubarak Village to Manora island has become cause of a major environmental crisis and death of huge number of marine animals.
This oil slick spreading over one-and-a-half-kilometre in Mubarak Village has created panic among residents who feel that the marine flora and fauna are under threat.
On Wednesday, the National Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries announced that it monitored an oil slick in the Gulf of Suez off Adabiya area.
Skipper Jonathan Evans said the swarm looked like a "carpet" or an "oil slick".
Spreading is the horizontal expansion of an oil slick due to gravity, inertia, viscosity, and surface tension forces, which plays an important role in the fate process of surface spilled oil.
In a finding that diverges from previous theories on the wave-suppressing effects of oil, the newly created model determined that the oil slick cut down the wave activity by altering the wind structure rather than the energy of the waves themselves; as a result, the wind energy had less of an effect on wave formation.