University Group Raises Concerns About BP Oil Spill Contaminants in Livestock Feed, Chris Rodda for Truthout, September 19, 2010:
What's up with the Coast Guard? On July 31, while the [Kean University] group was on the Pass Christian beach, a Coast Guard photographer arrived to shoot photos of the workers. The students took numerous photos of this Coast Guard photographer during the ten minutes that he was posing and shooting his photos of two workers. The students photos, a few of which are below, show exactly where the Coast Guard photographer and workers were positioned throughout the photo shoot. ...
[I]n the final photo posted on the Coast Guard website, the workers, one of whom appears to be hard at work stirring the crystal clear water with his shovel, are not standing where the students' photos show them being posed and photographed. According to the date and time listed on the Coast Guard website for this photo, there is no question that this was the photo that the students witnessed and photographed the Coast Guard photographer taking. ...
According to [Dr. Norma Bowe of Kean University] and her students, who had walked this entire stretch of beach, there was no place on this beach that looked anything like what appears in the Coast Guard photo.
This is what was on the beach right where the Coast Guard photographer was shooting his photo of the workers. (The video clip... pans around to show where the students took these photos in relation to the yellow boom where the Coast Guard photographer was positioned.) [Original video posted by Chirs Rodda here. Unable to embed video via Facebook]
Here's another photo taken by the same Coast Guard photographer, on the same beach in Pass Christian a little earlier that same day, again showing crystal clear water and not a tar ball in sight.
But look at this video, released by the Coast Guard itself. The video, of the same two workers, in the same spot, shot by the same photographer, on the same day, shows water and sand not nearly as clean as in the photo, with the workers finding numerous tar balls. [Original video posted by Chirs Rodda here. Unable to embed video via Facebook]