Thousands of dead and dying starfish, clams, crabs, and conchs “littering” beaches on Florida’s Gulf Coast — “Everywhere I looked were struggling creatures”

Since You Can’t Save Them All, Naples Daily News, January 17, 2011:

Tiny creatures …

Sarasota paper discusses impact of oil reaching SW Florida: Who wants to buy a multi-million dollar home and later have the beach covered in tar balls?

The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports, “[I]f the oil begins south to Tampa-St. Petersburg and … Read more >>

Southwest Florida officials start training oil skimmers in preparation for BP spill (VIDEO)

Oil skimmer training today in Collier County, WINK, July 8, 2010:


Three different …

BP claims office “still doesn’t have a direct phone number for people to call” after opening 10 days ago

BP’s Florida commander in Naples to reassure citizens the company is in for the … Read more >>

Naples Alert: BP opens claims office; Officials scramble for 10 more miles of boom

BP Claims Offices

Is Naples the next coastal region in South Florida to … Read more >>

CSTARS Director expects oil to “wash ashore near Clearwater, Sarasota, and farther south”; “Oil is slowly creeping along the coast”

Florida Panhandle bracing for more tar balls, oil, Naples Daily News, June 20, 2010:

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Joint Incident Command “confirmed the eddy is reattaching to the Loop Current”; track “heading towards Naples”

Eddy rejoins Loop Current, Key West Citizen, June 11, 2010:

Spinning water had kept …