LONG BEACH, Miss.

Oily waters slowly crept onto the shore July 7, at Long Beach — near Gulfport and Biloxi, MS — where swimmers tried to enjoy the bright and sunny day despite the gloomy truth about the BP oil disaster.

Government officials also increased the clean up hours to a 24-hour cycle.

LONG BEACH, Miss. Paris Williams, 13 months, plays on the beach surrounded by globs of mousse tar balls on the sand and floating just below the surface of the water. All the dark brown spots visible on the sad are oil mousse. The girl picked up some of the mousse, and it stuck to the skin on her hand, wrist and around her mouth, and her grandmother couldn’t wash it off.
Photo by: Jenn LeBlanc/Iris Photo Agency.
LONG BEACH, Miss. Ann Myers, and granddaughter Paris Williams, 13 months, play on the beach surrounded by globs of mousse tar balls on the sand and floating just below the surface of the water. The girl picked up some of the mousse, and it stuck to the skin on her hand, wrist and around her mouth, Myers couldn’t wash it off. Not far beyond where they played on the beach dozens of clean up workers in tyvek safety suits filled bags with the same oil mousse found where the child played.
Photo by: Jenn LeBlanc/Iris Photo Agency.
LONG BEACH, Miss. Ann Myers, and granddaughter Paris Williams, 13 months, play on the beach surrounded by globs of mousse tar balls on the sand and floating just below the surface of the water. Not far beyond where they played on the beach dozens of clean up workers in tyvek safety suits filled bags with the same oil mousse found where the child played.
Photo by: Jenn LeBlanc/Iris Photo Agency.

Workers clean the beach in Long Beach, Mississippi July 7, 2010. Photo by: Jenn LeBlanc/Iris Photo Agency

A heron fishes in Long Beach, Mississippi. Photo by: Jenn LeBlanc/Iris Photo Agency

A hermit crab sits on the beach drawn mostly into his shell. Dozens of these crabs littered the waters edge, surrounded by globs of mousse. Photo by: Jenn LeBlanc/Iris Photo Agency

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