- Posted July 2, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Track the oil disaster
The Pensacola Oil Blues
- ccostello3, CNN iReport producer
We finished a five day trip to the Gulf fact finding about the oil spill with a trip to Pensacola Beach. From oil booms and and white caps to a fleeing cow ray and the inevitable oiled beaches, it was a stark morning. One oil "tar ball" was bigger than my size 11 1/2 foot.
We were devastated seeing the incredible impact of oil on the marine environment and the local community. Perhaps the most desperate of all the photos for me was the cow ray. According to one local and an EPA official who asked to remain anonymous, the cow rays and other marine animals are migrating en masse towards the Atlantic to avoid poisoning from the oil toxified waters.