A Pensacola News Journal reporter witnessed two fishermen that "randomly jumped into two to three feet of water in Pensacola Bay near Fort Pickens, Fort McRee and NAS [the Naval Air Station] and scooped up sand... they nearly always turned up some form of oily material."
A commercial fishermen working for BP on cleanup duty said to the PNJ, "BP says it's all gone, but it's not. I've known it was out there for a month... We were recovering it in a boat... scooping it up out of sand and dumping it into bags. They're just trying to keep it quiet. Out of sight, out of mind."