Tag: Bp Oil

BP Oil Beach Cleanup Near Grand Isle – Sea Turtle Restoration Project


DrChrisEcoTox asked:

www.seaturtles.org BP cleanup crews working east of Grand Isle, Louisiana, to removed oil and oiled sand from south facing beaches. Our Sea Turtle Action Team spotted several pods of bottle nose dolphins, over 10 species of birds, and did not observe any sea turtles. Our local guide was shocked at the lack of wildlife we encountered in over 100 square miles of surveys. The ocean water is impregnated with dispersed oil, and our team took a unique video showing the red-brown colors of weathered oil dominating the water under the surface. To see the underwater video, visit http

BP oil workers clean the beach but leave a lot behind and under the sand. Impossible to get it all.


dianaserdenstephens asked:

Diana Stephens films BP clean up crews cleaning Pensacola Beach. The workers use hand tools (shovesl, rakes, sifters, scoops) to sift through the scattered tar balls. It's very hot out and these people have a tedious task to do, but they are instructed not to dig under the sand. I was able to walk behind them and dig up tar balls in the freshly cleaned areas.