As most already know many failed attempts by BP continue to occur. So oil continues to leak into the Gulf of Mexico. We are all hopeful that the leak is stopped as quickly as possible.
Deep Water Horizon June 2nd, 2010 Situation Report.
A concentration of tarballs has been confirmed approximately 9-10 miles from the Escambia County shoreline which is Pensicola, Florida. The NOAA oil plume model shows that it is 325 miles from St. Petersburg, Florida. The larges of the cities mentioned by the Situation report which is about 40 miles to the North of Anna Maria Island. With tar balls found 10 miles off the coast of Florida NOAA still projects no large oil impacts to the state of Florida.
For those concerned about how the oil spill may affect a potential hurricane the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published a fact sheet titled “Hurricanes and the Oil Spill”
Anna Maria Island continues to see no impact from oil and as stated above the closest oil is still more than 375 miles away. We continue to have gorgeous white, sandy beaches. Recently we just went fishing and were more than 15 miles off the coast of Anna Maria Island. No oil, no smell of oil and still great fishing. We caught Grouper, a shark, Snapper and several other fish. See the video below for proof that our gorgeous Anna Maria Shoreline has been unaffected by BP.