Oil spill impact photos

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Photos taken during Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Tuesday flyover of areas of Louisiana’s coast impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill show thick, rust colored ribbons of emulsified oil encroaching on the shores of the Pass a Loutre Wildlife Management Area, dark pools of oil forming near the coast and oil overtopping protective booms.

According to NOAA on May 17, since the beginning of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, 29 miles of Louisiana’s coastline already have seen oil reach the shore.

This impact has occurred specifically at Trinity Island, Whiskey Island, South Pass, Chandeleur Islands, Fourchon Beach, Raccoon Island and Grand Isle.

Oil sheen has been reported in Pass a Loutre and the state has received unconfirmed reports of oil on Marsh Island in Iberia Parish.   Photos courtesty the Governor’s Office