Oil Washing Up on Shores Came From Gulf, Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm EDT:
... "This is definitely crude from the Gulf of Mexico," said Capt. Jonathan Burton, who is based here and heads the U.S. Coast Guard's response to the spill.
The crude began washing up on stretches of Louisiana's shoreline late Saturday...
Mr. Burton told a press conference the oil appears to have hit the water fairly recently and there is "nothing to suggest" the oil came from BP's spill last year.
Capt. Edwin Stanton, the head of the Coast Guard's operations in New Orleans, said in a telephone interview that if the oil had come from the Deepwater Horizon, "we would expect it to be much more weathered." ...
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Spill reported off Grand Isle confirmed to be oil, Daily Comet, March 20, 2011 at 4:50 pm EDT:
After completing an aerial survey of the spill with Jefferson Parish John F. Young Jr. this afternoon, [Grand Isle Fire Chief Aubrey] Chiasson said they saw patches of “light- to moderate-weathered oil”