Oil update for Anna Maria Island 7/15/2010

Finally we got GOOD NEWS from BP today! Oil from its broken well has stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April. After installing the capping stack on the MC252 well tests were underway to close all valves in an experiment to stop the oil. And YES, they were SUCCESSFUL!  BP announced at a news briefing that oil stopped flowing into the water at 2:25 p.m. CDT today July 15th, 2010.

Anna Maria Island Visitor Oil update 07.09.10

Anna Maria Island shows no effect of the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The warm temperatures of the Gulf, sunshine and beautiful white beaches invite to a perfect summer getaway.

The latest projection of the NOAA are showing that our area has a very low risk, about 1 – 20 % – of seeing any oil on our shores. Computer models estimate the potential threat to US coastlines until a relief well will successfully stop the flow.  Continue reading Anna Maria Island Visitor Oil update 07.09.10

Anna Maria Island June 27th visitor oil update

No changes on Anna Maria Island.  No oil, no tar balls, just beautiful white sandy beaches.  Yesterday Anna Maria Island saw hundreds of people hit our beaches to announce their protest against oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.   Our local newspaper constructed a story on the oil protest. Continue reading Anna Maria Island June 27th visitor oil update

Anna Maria Island Oil Update – Our Beaches are beautiful June 17th

I apologize, I have not made it out to the gorgeous white sugar sand beaches of Anna Maria Island all week to show how wonderful our beaches continue to remain.   So I have no video at this time but will plan to grab some in the next few days.  If you have recently visited Anna Maria Island continue to comment on our post and if you have any pictures or video please share.

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Anna Maria Island – Oil Spill Visitor Update – June 10th

Once again I could quote alot of spill updates, how many gallons are being contained but I think we all want to know how and if Anna Maria island has been affected by the Deep Water Oil Spill.  The answer continues to be NO.  About a week ago I admitted that I smelled an odd odor just in the mornings.  It smelled more similar to a faint forest fire than any oil smell.  Just the two mornings.  No smell since which would more closely confirm that Tropicana was burning orange peels for live stock feed.   There is No oil smell on or near Anna Maria Island.

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June 6th, 2010 Anna Maria Island Oil Spill update

Based on recent comments on the oil visitor update blog it is clear that many questions are being asked by those that do not have trustworthy, reliable sources for information.  Newspapers, Internet, television, etc are providing mixed information on how or what impact oil is having on the Anna Maria Island beaches.

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June 2nd Oil Spill visitor and tourist update May 2010 Anna Maria

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.

Gulf Coast Spill Visitor Update May 13th, 2010

Situation Room Report – May 13th, 2010 – Noon – Report #15

Gulf Coast oils spill update: The 72-hour NOAA trajectory shows no oil landfall in the state of Florida.

The NOAA oil trajectory model shows the spill, 81 miles southwest of Pensacola, 171 miles from Port St. Joe and 316 miles from St. Petersburg, Florida.   In the Gulf of Mexico there are moderate southeast winds of 12 knots and seas of 3-5 feet.  These conditions will continue to exist through today and tomorrow.  Gulf winds will lessen this weekend, but an overall pattern of easterly wind will continue Sunday and means the oil spill will be pushed to the west-northwest through the next 72 hours.

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