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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 10, 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 10, 2010

Cameron Parish:
Sighting: One tar ball found on section 13 on Pevato Beach
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Two tar balls found on Beach 2.3 miles W of Holly Beach
Date: 10 Jul 10


Iberia Parish:
Sighting: Oil located offshore 10 miles SSE of Lighthouse Point
Date: 10 Jul 10


Jefferson Parish:
Sighting: A large mass of oil and tar balls located offshore 6.6 miles S of the W end of Grand Isle
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen, pancakes, and tar balls located offshore 9 miles SE of the W end of Grand Isle
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located in the Barataria Pass just off the shore of the SW end of Isle Grande Terre
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen located in Pass Abel off the NW end of Isle Grande Terre
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Emulsified oil and sheen in a 3-5 mile radius located offshore 13.75 miles S of Grand Isle State Park
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen located 1 mile ESE of Pelican Point.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen in Manilla Village Area 2 miles WNW of Saint Mary's Point.
Date: 10 Jul 10


Lafourche Parish:
Sighting: 100 feet long x 3 feet wide oil sheen located 1 mile NE of Timbalier Bay Seaplane Base
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Large patch of oil sheen with tar balls located offshore 20 miles S of Elmer's Island
Date: 10 Jul 10


Orleans Parish:
Sighting: Light oil in the marsh located in Bayou Catherine near the S end of the Chef Menteur Pass.
Date: 10 Jul 10


Plaquemines Parish:
Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located at the W entrance to Bay Melville.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting marsh area behind dislocated boom on St Mary's Point.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Heavy oil patch located on the W side of Bay Jimmy.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls impacting beach S of Bay Jo Wise.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Streamer of emulsion approximately 1 mile wide located offshore 11 miles WSW of West Bay Seaplane Base.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen 300 yards in length located offshore 9 miles W of Southwest Pass Lighthouse
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen located offshore 3.5 miles W of South West Jetty.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting the beach located at Belle Isle.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting marsh area located 2 miles S of Belle Isle.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting shore of unnamed island located in Bay Gardene 1.3 miles ESE of Pintail Point.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen with tar patties impacting marsh located in Bay Jimmy 3 miles ENE of Saint Marys Point.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil and sheen impacting marsh grass located in Bay Batiste 3 miles NE of Big Island.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located offshore 6 miles SW of Pelican Island
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar patch located in the Southwest Pass 1 mile SE of Mud Bay.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil with tar balls located in East Bay.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Sheen with tar balls located 8 miles E of South Pass.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located in Black Bay 1.5 miles S of Jessies Island.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting grass located in California Bay 1.5 miles SW Telegraph Point.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located offshore 4 miles E of Japan Island.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting marsh cane located in Blind Bay 1 mile N of Southeast Pass.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting marsh cane located 1 mile S of Northeast Pass.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting marsh located 1 mile N of Wright Pass.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls located on the E side of South Pass 1.75 miles NE Port Eads.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen located at the mouth of South Pass.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located offshore 17 miles S of Port Eads.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Dark brown oil located offshore 26 miles E of North East Pass.
Date: 10 Jul 10


St. Bernard Parish:
Sighting: Oil located on the NE shoreline of the Isle au Pitre.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls located 4 Miles E of Sundown Island.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: 3 miles long by 20 feet wide patch of oil located 3 miles NE of Brush Island.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls located at Hewes Point 1/2 miles NW of the Chandeleur Islands.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located 2 miles W of Freemason Island.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls located 4 miles N of Comfort Island.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting the marsh grass located in the Christmas Camp Lake 1 mile S of Point Cahill.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting the marsh grass from Point Paulina to Codfish Point in Morgan Harbor
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting the marsh grass located on the W side of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet miles S of Gardner Island.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting the grass located in Seven Dollar Bay 1 mile NW of Fiddler Point.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located in Frenepiquant Bayou 3 miles W of Fiddler Point.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil impacting unnamed island 1 NE of Point Cahill.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located 20 miles E of the Chandeleur Islands.
Date: 10 Jul 10


St. Tammany Parish:
Sighting: Oiled sand and vegetation located at the Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Light sheen in bayou located off Carr drive in Slidell.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Light oil located in Fritchie Marsh near Avery Dr, Slidell.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Light oil sheen located near private residence at 2093 Lake Shore Blvd., Slidell.
Date: 10 Jul 10


Terrebonne Parish:
Sighting: Oil on Shore of Point Au Fer Island 1.3 miles SE of Locust Bayou
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil and tar balls located on the S side of Whiskey Island
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located on the W marsh in Bay Couteau at the Tambour Cutoff
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Ribbon of heavy, brownish-red oil located on the SW side of Raccoon Point.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil ribbons with tar balls located on the W edge of Raccoon Island.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil partially covering the rocks on Raccoon Island with a heavy emulsion of oil trending in a northerly direction from this location.
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil heavily impacting the S shore of Whiskey Island
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located off an unnamed island in Lake Saint Jean Baptiste
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: 9 feet x mile streamer of oil located 4.25 miles S of Timbalier Island
Date: 10 Jul 10


Vermilion Parish:
Sighting: Numerous oil sightings reported offshore in a one mile area located offshore 8.75 miles SSW of Portage Lake
Date: 10 Jul 10

Sighting: Numerous oil sighting reported offshore in a one mile area located offshore 8.35 miles S of Tojan Island
Date: 10 Jul 10


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