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Jul 10, 2010 3:20 PM by Chris Welty

Oil Sightings Reported on LA Coast

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials reported the following
sightings of oil Saturday in coastal Louisiana coast.
- Cameron Parish: Tar balls at Pevato Beach and west of Holly
Beach.
- Iberia Parish: Oil 10 miles south of Lighthouse Point.
- Jefferson Parish: Large mass of oil and tar balls 6.6 miles
south of Grand Isle; sheen, pancakes, and tar balls 9 miles
southeast of Grand Isle; sheen and tar balls in Barataria Pass;
sheen in Pass Abel; emulsified oil and sheen 13.75 miles south of
Grand Isle; sheen 1 mile off Pelican Point; sheen in Manilla
Village.
- Lafourche Parish: Sheen 1 mile northeast of the Timbalier Bay
Seaplane Base; large patch of sheen with tar balls 20 miles south
of Elmer's Island.
- New Orleans: light oil in the marsh at Bayou Catherine near
the southern end of Chef Menteur Pass.
- Plaquemines Parish: Sheen with tar balls at the western
entrance to Bay Melville; oil inthe marsh near St. Mary's Point;
heavy oil at the western side of Bay Jimmy; tar balls on the beach
south of Bay Jo Wise; streamer of emulsion 11 miles west of the
West Bay Seaplane Base; sheen 9 miles west of the Southwest Pass
Lighthouse; sheen 3.5 miles west of the South West Jetty; oil on
the beach at Belle Isle; oil marsh 2 miles south of Belle Isle; oil
onshore at an unnamed island in Bay Gardene; sheen with tar patties
in marsh in Bay Jimmy; oil and sheen in marsh in Bay Batiste 3
miles northeast of Big Island; oil offshore 6 miles southwest of
Pelican Island; tar patch in Southwest Pass 1 mile southeast of Mud
Bay; oil with tar balls in East Bay; sheen with tar balls 8 miles
east of South Pass; oil in Black Bay 1.5 miles south of Jessies
Island; oil in marsh grass in California Bay 1.5 miles southwest of
Telegraph Point; oil offshore 4 miles east of Japan Island; oil in
marsh cane in Blind Bay 1 mile north of Southeast Pass, 1 mile
south of Northeast Pass and 1 mile north of Wright Pass; tar balls
on South Pass 1.75 miles northeast of Port Eads; sheen at the mouth
of South Pass; oil offshore 17 miles south of Port Eads; dark brown
oil offshore 26 miles east of North East Pass. - St. Bernard
Parish: Oil on the northeast shoreline of Isle au Pitre; tar balls
4 miles east of Sundown Island; oil patch 3 miles northeast of
Brush Island; tar balls at Hewes Point northwest of the Chandeleur
Islands; oil 2 miles west of Freemason Island; tar balls 4 miles
north of Comfort Island; oil in marsh grass at Christmas Camp Lake
1 mile south of Point Cahill; oil in marsh from Point Paulina to
Codfish Point in Morgan Harbor; oil in marsh grass in the
Mississippi River Gulf Outlet south of Gardner Island; oil in marsh
grass in Seven Dollar Bay 1 mile northwest of Fiddler Point; sheen
with tar balls in Frenepiquant Bayou 3 miles west of Fiddler Point;
oil on an unnamed island 1 northeast of Point Cahill; oil 20 miles
east of the Chandeleur Islands.
- St. Tammany Parish: Oiled sand and vegetation in the Big
Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge; light sheen in bayou off
Carr Drive in Slidell; light oil in Fritchie Marsh in Slidell.
- Terrebonne Parish: oil onshore at Point Au Fer Island 1.3
miles southeast of Locust Bayou; oil and tar balls on the south
side of Whiskey Island; oil in the western marsh in Bay Couteau at
Tambour Cutoff; ribbon of heavy, brownish-red oil on the southwest
side of Raccoon Point; oil ribbons with tar balls on the western
edge of Raccoon Island; oil on rocks on Raccoon Island with a heavy
emulsion of oil trending north; oil heavily impacting the shore of
Whiskey Island; oil off an unnamed island in Lake Saint Jean
Baptiste; streamer of oil 4.25 miles south of Timbalier Island.
- Vermilion Parish: Numerous oil sightings reported offshore in
a 1-mile area 8.75 miles south of Portage Lake and 8.35 miles south
of Trojan Islands.

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