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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 5, 2010) - The below is a situational awareness report of oil impacted areas led by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Louisiana Army National Guard and local governments.

Note: The information in this report has been forwarded to the federal incident command post in Houma, which is composed of U.S. Coast Guard and BP officials. This report consists of newly impacted areas, and does not serve as a comprehensive listing of impacted areas.


Oil Sightings Report July 5, 2010

Iberia Parish:
Sighting: 12 mile wide streamers of oil located 20 miles south of Marsh Island
Date: 4 Jul 10


Jefferson Parish:
Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located in northern end of Barataria Pass.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located 0.5 miles SW of Beauregard Island.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located in Camanida Pass
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls located .75 miles east of Beauregard Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen and tar balls located .50 miles west of Grand Terre Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located 3.2 miles southwest of Camanida Pass along the southern shore of Elmer's Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen located 1.5 miles southeast of Barataria Pass
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil in the marsh of the Southeast Louisiana Canal located .4 miles west of Bay Lizatte.
Date: 4 Jul 10


Lafourche Parish:
Sighting: 20 mile long by 1 mile wide oil streamer located 0.50 miles N of East Timbalier Islands.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil with tar balls impacting the beach on the southern side of Calumet Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located on the entire perimeter of Casse-Tete Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting grass located on East Timbalier Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Black oil located in Caminida Bay 1.75 miles west of Andre Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Areas of oil located along south shore of Philo-Brice Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls and oil located on western shore of East Timbalier Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Thick oil located five miles south of Belle Pass
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen located in western Devil's Bay
Date: 4 Jul 10


Orleans Parish:
Sighting: Sheen with 3" tar balls located in the mouth of Rigolets Pass.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls located 1.6 miles W of the Rigolets.
Date: 5 Jul 10


Plaquemines Parish:
Sighting: Tar balls with oil slick located 1 mile E of Lonesome Island in Black Bay area.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located 1.4 miles S/SE of Belle Island.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: 3 mile long black oil patties located 1.75 miles S of Stone Island.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil and tar balls located 3.6 miles E of Telegraph Point.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Non-recoverable tar balls located 5.5 miles E of California Point.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Large patch of oil on eastern shore of unnamed island located 2 miles E of Taylor Pass.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Long streak of sheen located N of northern mouth of Mississippi River Main Pass.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Large oil slick located in Blind Bay in the vicinity of the Mississippi River North Pass.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen and tar balls located in southwest shoreline of Blind Bay.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located on the approximate center of the eastern shoreline of Redfish Bay.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located 1.5 miles SW of Redfish Bay.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil on shoreline located between Dennis Pass and Wright Pass.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil on marsh measuring approximately 280 yards located 1 mile SW of Dennis Pass.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil and sheen located 1.5 miles NE of Port Eads.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen with patches of oil located 0.8 miles S of West Jetty of the Mississippi River Southwest Pass.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Orange emulsion bands measuring 1 km by 1-5 meters located 14.25 miles S of the Mississippi River South Pass.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen located on eastern shoreline of Four Bayous Pass.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located on northern shoreline of unnamed island in Bay Long.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen located in southern part of Lake Grand Ecaille.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen located on western tip of East Grand Terre Island.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located 1.1 miles N of Big Island in northeast Barataria Bay.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located on eastern shoreline of Bay Batiste.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen with oil located on northwestern shoreline of Bay Jimmy.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil in the marsh along southern shoreline of unnamed island located 1 mile N of St. Mary's Point in north Barataria Bay.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located in southern end of Wilkinson Bay.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen located in center of Wilkinson Bay.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located in southern end of Bay Chene Fleur.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting the marsh located mile south of Wright Pass
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located 26 miles southeast of West Jetty
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen and tar balls located on the south side of Wilkinson Bayou
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting grass located in South Pass 11 miles north of Mercantile Bayou
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen located in Quatre Bayou Pass 1.25 miles east of Bat Dispute
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen located .70 miles northeast from Gradn Terre Islands in Pass Abel
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located on 2.4 miles southwest of Cockler Bay along shoreline of East Jetty of Mississippi River Southwest Pass
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen located in Bay Jimmy/Bay Batiste along northwestern shoreline
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Heavy old oil in marsh on southern shore of unnamed island in southern Wilkinson Bay
Date: 4 Jul 10


St. Bernard Parish:
Sighting: Tar balls in light sheen located 0.25 miles W of Comfort Island.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located on eastern shore of Dry Bread Island.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Non-recoverable sheen located in southern mouth of Treasure Pass.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen located miles southwest of Codfish Point
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located six miles east of Chandeleur Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen located along the shoreline of Freemason Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located in Shell Island Lake
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Brown oil located along the north shore line of Skiff Lake
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Small patches of recoverable oil located 2.5 miles west of the northern tip of Chandeleur Islands
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Potential thick recoverable oil located 2.5 miles west of northern tip of Chandeleur Islands
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil masses measuring 300 feet by 30 feet located 6.37 miles east of central Chandeleur Islands
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen impacting southern shoreline of Freemason Island
Date: 4 Jul 10


Terrebonne Parish:
Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located on northern shore of Timbalier Island approx. 1.5 miles W of eastern tip.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil in marsh and along eastern shoreline of an unnamed island located between Bay Round and Bay California.
Date: 5 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located on the south side of Whiskey Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Brown oil with pancakes and streamers impacting the marsh, located in Bay St. Elaine .5 miles east of Austrian Bayou
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil and tar balls located along the shoreline of West Timbalier Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil along the shoreline located on the south side of Trinity Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located .5 miles north of Tambour Cutoff
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located on the south side of Whiskey Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen and oil located in the center of the southern shoreline of Trinity Island
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil in grass located in the eastern shoreline of Bay Pumpkin
Date: 4 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil patties and sheen located 5.75 miles south of Trinity Island
Date: 4 Jul 10


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