Oil drilling platforms or fishing vessels?
A comparison of two images taken by Don Pettit from aboard the International Space Station on March 8, 2012. Despite the different imaging positions and viewing angles it can be seen clearly that within the 2 minutes and 15 seconds between the two photos, the objects have moved in relation to each other. This is particularly obvious for the group in the square off the centre. Therefore: no doubt that these are fishing vessels, catching squids, not stationary oil drilling platforms.
The scene is located to the north of the Falkland Islands, which would be in the bottom left corner of the photos. The full view of the uncropped images shows city lights along the Argentine provinces of Santa Cruz and Chubut, particularly the City of Comodoro Rivadavia, in the background.
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