Heavier oil from Gulf spill washes up in Florida

A close-up of a tar ball found on the beach in Dauphin Island, Alabama (May 13, 2010). Captions and Photo source: NOAA


Heavier concentrations of oil from the gushing Gulf of Mexico leak have begun sloshing up on Florida seashores as the state ramps up its effort to keep its coastline clean.

Tar balls and crude oil “mousse” entered into Perdido Bay in northwest Florida on the border with Alabama late on Wednesday, prompting state and local officials to step up skimming operations before the gooey mess taints delicate spawning areas…

Read Full Article; By Michael Peltier, Reuters.