Posted: Oct 23, 2010 5:31 PM by Andrea Babin
Updated: Oct 23, 2010 5:32 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says an area of discolored
water near a Mississippi River pass south of New Orleans appears to
be an algae bloom, but another spot 10 miles away could be oil.
Spokesman Jeff Hall says tests could determine if the suspected
oil is from the BP spill.
The Coast Guard sent two flights over the West Bay area near
Venice on Saturday. Two boats also went out to check on the waters.
Hall told The Associated Press that tests will be done Monday on
water samples from an area where a marine investigator believes
there's an algae bloom.
About 10 miles away, Hall says a crew saw what appears to be
Six months after the spill, the federal government maintains
much of the oil is now gone from the Gulf.