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May 6, 2010 4:41 PM by Melissa Canone

Oil Washing Up On The Shores Of New Harbor Island

NEW HARBOR ISLAND, La. (AP) - Oil is washing up on the shores of New Harbor Island off the coast of Louisiana. An Associated Press reporter saw a pinkish oily substance washing up Thursday on the sands and into the marshland at this part of the Chandeleur barrier islands chain.

It was at least the second time the AP has confirmed oil coming ashore. Oil was seen washing up at the mouth of the Mississippi last week. On New Harbor island, birds are diving into the oily waters, but they didn't seem to be in any distress. It's nesting time for sea gulls and pelicans and the danger is they may be taking contaminated food or oil on feathers to their young.

There are also numerous dead jellyfish, including some that have washed up on the beach.

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