Monday, May 3, 2010

Chandeleur Islands Lost In Oil and 20 Dead Sea Turtles

Uhhhhhhhhhh.............Damnit.........Good Job BP you have killed The Gulf of Mexico.


Long ribbons of oil from the Deepwater spill now wind through the Chandeleur Islands about 35 miles south of Gulfport.

On a 90-minute flight from Apollo Aviation in Gulfport Monday afternoon, reporters and photographers from the Sun Herald, New York Times and Los Angles Times spotted what appeared to be patches of the reddish-brown oil much closer to shore. In the channel between Ship Island and Cat Island, about 11 miles from the Mississippi coastline, were two blotches that looked similar to what later was seen in an obvious oil slick.

State officials reported Monday morning the oil was 60 miles off the Mississippi shoreline. But 35 miles from the coast at the eastern end of the Chandleurs, the sheen of surface oil, mixed with peanut butter-colored emulsified oil, extended for miles.



Only one small airplane was seen in the area and little boat traffic was in the federal waters that begin 3 miles south of Ship Island. An island in the Chandeliers was surrounded by pink boom and from 3,200 feet, it was clear the oil had permeated the barrier.

Stan Flint, a representative of the Mississippi Sierra Club, said they were told all the barrier islands were protected by booms. From the air only three barriers were seen at the southwest side of Ship Island. Several of the other islands were partially boomed.

24 comments:

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

No words can express the sadness I feel for you guys. I know that coast, there is no place like it. Be safe, be strong, it will get better.

I'maNolaGirl said...

I am heartbroken. All my thoughts are with you and my warmest and biggest and tightest hug is being sent your way.

Lamp Tramp said...

Hate to hear this, but I know it's coming. Keep me posted....my dear Bumpkin on a swing. I wnat to know everthing...and I am going to class tomorrow.....HAZMET we'll see. I'm ready and angry to help.

Bless you and your Captain...

Hope Chella said...

This is ultra depressing :(

Lots of prayers xxx
Hope

Stephanie said...

:( :(

Preppy 101 said...

Thinking about you and all your neighbors during this horrible tragedy. xoxo

MCW said...

I cannot beleive this damn thing is still leaking! I head if they cannot figure out how to stop it, the only way is to drill ANOTHER well that will take 60 to 90 days!

Morgan said...

20 sea turtles dead?!?! Whose neck do I have to ring? I knew the damage would be bad but jesus. So unbelieveably sad and definitely not getting the attention it should.

Vynuss said...

UGGGGH! This is just terrible!!! 20 dead sea turtles!?!? And I'm sure more to come... :( So sad. and those poor helpless animals.
((huggs))
XOXO- Vy

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This is soo sad. Thank you for keeping everyone updated. Prayers are with you.

Elodie said...

Just wanted to voice my support from the other side of the world. We are watching the slick in Australia with sick hearts and sick stomachs. We had a much much much smaller incident here recently too and it just makes you SO mad that they are not better equipped at dealing with problems. If they can build the wells/riggs, they can blinking organise better repair/emergency response. Our hearts are with you and all the poor sea creatures ... not to mention the sea.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

yes, absolutely heartbroken. ugh...

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

You are in my thoughts. Home is where the soul is I know. Hugs

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

I have been thinking about you both during these past few weeks. You are in my prayers. Keep us posted and let me know if there is anything I can do....

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Heart breaking!
Unfortunately more deaths & loss wages to many people as well~

Meg said...

I just got caught up on all your posts. It is disgusting what has happened! And to think this thing is still leaking!! Are you kidding me!

Memoirs of a Makeup Addict said...
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Memoirs of a Makeup Addict said...

Hi,
I have been reading your updates and wanted to post one that I found helpful.
It was on nola.com
http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/05/gulf_of_mexico_oil_spill_anima.html
Such a tragic event for the entire Gulf Coast.

{g} said...

yes, just so, so sad -- such devastation

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{p.s.} as an aside, just stopping in to say thank you for all your lovely comments xo

alexis said...

Here's a great link for anyone who wants to help (and get a great t-shirt at the same time).

http://www.fleurtygirl.net/rescueme.html

Maki said...

I live in FL on Gulf Coast and I've been very nervous and scared about the oil.. This is just sad and painful...

All we can do is wait and wait to see the nightmare unfold. Let's hope and pray that some miracle happen and stop the oil..

xoxo

p.s. thanks so much for your kind comment about my house...

Cool Gal said...

This is just so depressing. Hang in there. Sending prayers your way.

Holly said...

It is awful and sad.

Elle said...

Every day I wake up and think surely my heart can't break over this any more and every day its broken in a new and terrible way...