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Oil Washing Up on Gulf Beaches | Care2: A number of universities are collaborating to investigate... #bp #oilspill

Oil Washing Up on Gulf Beaches | Care2: A number of universities are collaborating to investigate... #bp #oilspill

Oily residues, thick tar mats and tar balls have been documented in still and video images at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, about seventy miles east of New Orleans. Resident Charles Taylor took cameras to the local beach right after Tropical Storm Lee ended. He documented the material in the first week of September. In the video below, you can see what appears to be significant amounts of oil on the beach. A land manager said, “We have never been out of response mode. We’ve been out there without a pause, only slowed down a bit during nesting season this spring. We have never stopped seeing oil and they have never cleaned it up.” (Source: NOLA.com ) She made her remarks due to the discovery of tar mats at Fourchon Beach, near New Orleans after the same tropical storm. Even beaches in Alabama and Florida reported extra oily material. An Alabama marine resources official said,...

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