How to Watch Live Feeds from BP’s Oil Spill Cams
While there are 12 live cams to choose from, only a few are actually in use at any given moment. Because each video uses a fairly large bandwidth, we’ve separated them so that you can open them one at a time. Even then, it may take a minute for a particular video to start streaming. If it still doesn’t begin, the camera is probably not in use at the moment.
1. Choose the home vessel.
There are five ships in use at this time, and each ship has two Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
The ships are:
Clicking a vessel’s name above will take you to its first ROV. The second ROV is always on the following page.
2. Double click on the image.
By double clicking on the thumbnail, the image is re-sized to fill your page.
3. Spread the word!
If you see something on one of the cams that you’d like to ask about (or simply tell the world), tweet your message, including the cam’s URL and the hashtag: #oilcam.
That’s all there is to it. Here’s hoping the BP well will be stopped soon and these feeds will have no further use. Until then, check back for updates.
Many thanks to Martin Ramsch for his help with the html code and to The Oil Drum for supplying the best information on the myriad technical issues involved in the BP disaster.