Oil Spill - Gulf of Mexico - The slick is on the move
The Deepwater Explorer oil spill in the Gulf has many Americans concerned. To help see first-hand what the ongoing spill means to recreational boaters and anglers, the BoatUS Foundation dispatched Chris Edmonston to the front lines in Louisiana to investigate. He filed these pictures and his findings are incorporated on this map. Boating has almost come to a standstill. All marinas, bays, bayous, and rivers have been boomed as of Saturday 5/2/10. All recreational and commercial fishing has been banned beyond the barrier islands. According to some news reports, some of the oil has already reached the loop current, which means it is heading southeast toward Florida and, quite likely, out into the Gulf Current. Stay tuned for updates. More information on the BoatUS oil spill page.