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  • Hundreds of thousands of fish washed ashore in Gulfport, Ms.

    July 20, 2010 3:57 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Marine biologists are trying to determine what caused the death of hundreds of thousands of menhaden that washed ashore Monday in Gulfport near Jones Park. Officials from the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Marine Resources took samples of the fish to determine the... more »
  • Thick pools of oil washed up along miles of Pensacola Beach overnight

    June 23, 2010 12:53 PM

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Thick pools of oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico washed up along miles of Pensacola Beach overnight. Dozens of workers used shovels Wednesday to scoop up the oil and orange-tinged sand. There were a few sunbathers at the beach, but no one... more »
  • 2nd tank believed from BP's rig explosion washed ashore

    June 14, 2010 1:57 PM

    MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A second storage tank believed to be from BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion has washed ashore in the Florida Panhandle. The Walton County Sheriff's Office said Monday that BP was taking the tank to New Orleans where the April rig explosion is being investigated.... more »
  • Oily Debris Has Washed Up On Raccoon Island

    May 13, 2010 5:13 PM

    RACCOON ISLAND, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say oily debris has washed up on Raccoon Island. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries describes the island as one of the coast's most important waterbird nesting areas. It's just west of Whiskey Island, where authorities said Wednesday that oil had been... more »
  • Oil Washed Up At Whiskey Island

    May 12, 2010 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say oil has washed up at Whiskey Island, a barrier island off Terrebonne Parish. Photos show thick, glossy globs called tar balls. A statement Wednesday says an aerial survey also found possible oil at neighboring Raccoon Island, but teams on the ground have... more »

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