By Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)
BATON ROUGE, La. - Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Teams inspecting Fourchon beach on Thursday, May 13, documented substantial numbers of tar balls, some up to eight inches in diameter, along the entire beach.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists found an oiled Brown Pelican, Louisiana's official state bird, on the rocks along Bayou Rigaud, across from Sand Dollar Marina on Thursday, May 13.
The oil slick is still 20 miles away from some of Lousiana's most delicate wetlands. Still, fisherman in Breton Sound aren't willing to take any chances. They've been laying out and monitoring boom around the clock.
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