*UPDATE from Sept. 24* See: ALL KINDS of sea birds PARALYZED and DEAD around Longboat Key, very close to Siesta Key — Doctors raise DISPERSANT… A few miles from where 173 ppm oil found in sand (VIDEO)
Sarasota Water/Sand Tests, www.testingthewater.org, September 22, 2010:
Summary of Testing
- Sample taken: Sept. 14, 2010
- Location: Siesta Key Beach, FL near high tide line
- Type of sample: Sand
- Lab: Analytical Chemical Testing Laboratory (Alabama)
- Result: 173 mg/kg (ppm) of total petroleum hydrocarbons
Sayer Ji of www.testingthewater.org: The hydrocarbons are "concentrating in the sand... to toxic levels."
It should be noted that the Siesta Key/Sarasota area is also the first place on Florida's west coast that would be impacted by the BP oil disaster according to several models put out by the federal government.
From the NOAA website, Physical Oceanographic Division, Monitoring the Gulf of Mexico Conditions During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill:
Monitoring the Gulf of Mexico Conditions During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, NOAA, August 1-31, 2010: