The Times-Picayune reported yesterday, "A new wave of black oil suddenly came ashore west of the Mississippi River on Friday and Saturday, coating beaches and fouling interior marshes, according to anglers' reports."
"Aglers returning to Lafitte told Sidney Bourgeois, of Joe's Landing, that new oil was surfacing on the eastern side of Barataria Bay in the Bay Jimmie, Bay Wilkerson and in Bay Baptiste areas," according to the article.
Information provided by Ryan Lambert, owner of Buras-based Cajun Fishing Adventures:
- About 16 miles of coastal beaches in Plaquemines Parish from Sandy Point to Chalon Pass were lined with black oil and tar balls.
- "It just suddenly came up Friday and it's along the beach for mile and miles, and drifting inside in some spots."
- "There were quite a few dead red fish on the beach, and just thousands of dead pogies (menhaden) inside the bays."
- "There a really big areas of sheen right off the beach."
- "Everyone thinks this is over, but it's not - not if we can still get soakings like this."
Read the report here.