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Tar Goobers on Okaloosa Island

Uploaded by: Beachfoxx

Wednesday June 16, 2010

Fort Walton Beach, FL (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Tar & Oil from the DWH spill spoil our beaches - it hit shoreline about 11:30 am CST today

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North or South Latitude: N

Latitude: 30.00, 29.17, 0.00

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Longitude: 87.00, 19.73, 0.00

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Latitude (decimal): 30.486166

Longitude (decimal): -87.328835

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19. sukisue
6:58 PM GMT on June 17, 2010
According to the information I've read and listened to, there is an enormous amount of oil under the surface, and as Got2dogs states--there is more yet to come....we haven't even seen the tip of this iceburg yet. What is so sad is the people responsible for this S.N.A.F.U. have done more talking than fixing.
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18. Trixr4kids
6:56 PM GMT on June 17, 2010
How horrible.
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17. jstrm
6:02 PM GMT on June 17, 2010
hard to believe, that our govt. has let a bunch of incompetent, idiots, destroy the entire gulf, ....landing on the moon, ... salvaging the titanic,... and the oil still spews!
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16. booboo2284
3:30 PM GMT on June 17, 2010
disgusting! They should put them out of business and fine them trillions of dollars!!
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15. itzkim2u
2:44 PM GMT on June 17, 2010
This makes my heart hurt. The Florida beaches are so beautiful. I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, knowing that the oil will be washing up on our beaches soon. They are expecting it to start coming in by Friday. We have been getting some tar balls, though, not nearly as much as you are getting right now. We have also been seeing a lot of sea turtles, dolphins, birds and fish washing up on our shores. The barrier islands have protected us this long, at much cost to the wildlife that made their homes out there. Many prayers going out to all who are suffering due to this tragedy.
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14. Beachfoxx
2:31 PM GMT on June 17, 2010
Thanks for your condolences - it does feel very much like a never ending funeral.
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13. dixiedaughter
2:29 PM GMT on June 17, 2010
This is heartbreaking. Thank you for posting!
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12. Beachfoxx
3:00 AM GMT on June 17, 2010
It was a sad sight & I fear just the beginning of the ugliness we will see on our beautiful beaches, spoiling our way of life, our waterways & shorelines...
Yes, we have to find alternative fuels, but it will take time. We cannot go "cold turkey".
For now, we have to hope for better safety regulations and new technology so that this never happens again.
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11. suzi46
2:19 AM GMT on June 17, 2010
Susan is right..it is just the beginning..and in total agreement with Katy and we are all in tears and heartsick..there HAS to be a way to change our ways!
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10. jeans
12:54 AM GMT on June 17, 2010
This is sad. The Panhandle beaches are so beautiful. I was sorry to see this.
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9. katy99780
12:31 AM GMT on June 17, 2010
A hard lesson, we must wean ourselves of the habit, this "beast" of an addiction...

And it starts with each and every one of us, from using plastics to chemical fertilizer, to the actual fuel in our cars, boats, airplanes, heating our homes... we must find a way to change our habits, as much as we can.
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8. Rescued77
12:30 AM GMT on June 17, 2010
Condolences! All the money in the world can't give us back the Gulf before DWH. Just hope efforts to clean it up are re-doubled!
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7. Beachfoxx
12:29 AM GMT on June 17, 2010
Thanks all - can't believe I did not have a camera & had to use my phone!

Oneshot - you know, I was so stunned at the amount of goo on the beach I don't remember the smell.
However, I can smell a kerosene smell in the air, both in Destin & Niceville - probably from the burn-off.
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6. oneshotww
11:59 PM GMT on June 16, 2010
Horrible, does it smell bad on the beach too?

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5. ceocrocker
11:56 PM GMT on June 16, 2010
:( A sad day for all... and for generations to come, I fear.
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4. Retiree02
11:32 PM GMT on June 16, 2010
what a good shot of a terrible problem caused by man! "Wake up and smell the roses folks!?"
Before it's to late!!!!!!!!!
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3. got2dogs
9:58 PM GMT on June 16, 2010
this is indeed sad - that's no little amount and I'm afraid it's just the beginning...........
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2. Beachfoxx
9:51 PM GMT on June 16, 2010
I'm in tears - its unbelievable.
Its also unbelievable that I left my house w/o a camera - I usually have at least two in the car at all times.... Thank goodness I had my Iphone!

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1. SVLover
9:48 PM GMT on June 16, 2010
How horrible. That beautiful white sand ruined like that.
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