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 into night

Long Beach, Mississippi, July 7, 2010. A large amount of oil washed ashore in Long Beach prompting the first night time cleaning. Lights were brought in for the workers, originally, the lights had amber colored filters on them to protect any sea turtles in the area. The filters were peeled off when the men in charge were told there was no danger from the lights. Photo by: Jenn LeBlanc/Iris Photo Agency

Long Beach, Mississippi, July 7, 2010. A large amount of oil washed ashore in Long Beach prompting the first night time cleaning. Lights were brought in for the workers, originally, the lights had amber colored filters on them to protect any sea turtles in the area. The filters were peeled off when the men in … Continue reading

VENICE, La.

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A chart in the Joint Information Center in Venice, LA is tagged with information concerning areas in their command. Photo by Jenn LeBlanc/Iris Photo Agency Coast Guard Lieutenant Frank Kulesa July 5, 2010 at the Joint Information Center in Venice, LA speaks about the BP gulf oil spill and their role in the cleanup and … Continue reading

Day one : BP oil

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At 12:13 a.m. I suppose the end of day one can be heralded. What a long day. Of course I am still working (obviously) getting content out on the website. I started my tour of the gulf on the docks in Venice Louisiana, where I met Bruce Miller, Public Information Officer (PIO) for the U.S. … Continue reading