Comments by camerawoman:
I watched it for two hours.
It moved north on the surface.
Other patches were moving in from the south.
I wanted to believe it was anything EXCEPT oil, but sadly.. it is what it is.
- Area: Hollywood Beach, FL at the south end of the Boardwalk
- Location: 15th floor of building on South Ocean Drive
- Filmed on Friday July 9, 2010 at 4:00pm
Eyewitness statement to floridaoilspilllaw.com:
There were multiple patches of still oil resting on the surface. 24 hours later I am not seeing the same amount of patches, my guess is that the currents have changed. The ocean is also appearing "flat" or "still" today, not as it was yesterday.
Oil Reaches the Miami Beaches, YouTube, July 9, 2010:
Part 1 description (*warning* explicit language near end):
"Patches of oil were seen floating on the surface of the ocean this afternoon."
Part 2 description:
"Oil was seen washing up to shore on July 9, 2010."
JUNE FLASHBACK: A half-mile long oil slick was reported nearby off the Ft. Lauderdale coast last month by a yacht captain, pictured here: