Navarre Beach and Santa Rosa’s entire coastline is open, including the waters for fishing. Two links to live Web cams on NavarreBeach are available at www.santarosa.fl.gov/oilspill.
There were no reported tarballs on NavarreBeach this morning; however there were a few oiled bottles at the tide line.
Sheen and tarballs mixed with seaweed in the tide line in the PensacolaPass were reported approximately five miles west of Gulf Breeze. Booms were deployed to contain the material for skimmers to collect.
U.S. Senator George LeMieux will meet with Santa RosaCounty business leaders and county officials tomorrow, Friday, June 11 at at the Navarre Beach Pier to discuss the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill to our area, including effects on the local economy.
Beach goers may see June Grass, a feathery-like alga that is common in warm water during summer months. This common occurrence and not related to the oil spill.
·Some sheens in Florida are oceanographic "slicks" that are often seen during very calm conditions, and not associated with Deepwater, but are naturally occurring sea-surface slicks which consist of plant and animal oil. Slicks are long, straight or curvy features, meters in width, and are glassy, oily, or scummy in appearance.