The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission reportedly spotted a light sheen of oil approximately six miles from the Navarre Pier.
According to Santa Rosa County officials, skimmers were deployed to the area but that technique is typically ineffective for sheens of oil. In most cases, sheen evaporates before it gets to shore.
A shift in winds – and the changing loop current – caused some to wonder whether the oil would hit shores as soon as this weekend.
At a meeting yesterday, Santa Rosa County officials assured residents they had a plan in place, should the oil hit Navarre beaches.
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