Photo gallery: Ripple effects of the BP oil spill

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Oil is seen inside protective booms around Queen Bess Island off the coast of Louisiana Monday, June, 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









Oil is seen inside protective booms around Queen Bess Island off the coast of Louisiana Monday, June, 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









Marine reef ecologist Scott Porter works to remove oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill off his hands, Monday, June 7, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico south of Venice, La.y (AP Photo/Eric Gay)









Marine reef ecologist Scott Porter holds barnacle samples he removed from an oil rig in waters, Monday, June 7, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico south of Venice, La. Porter plans to determine the effect of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)









A dead jelly fish floats in oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, Monday, June 7, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico south of Venice, La. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)









Tommy Burns, who has lived in Pensacola all his life, picks up tar balls on the Gulf Islands National Seashore in Pensacola Sunday, June 6, 2010. Tar balls have been washing ashore around Pensacola Beach. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Bob Andres)









Anna Niles, from Gulf Breeze, Fla., lies on the beach in the Gulf Islands National Seashore as workers hired by BP PLC clean up tar balls in Pensacola Beach, Fla., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









Sonja Daniel, who has a house on the Fort Morgan Peninsula, wears a mask Sunday, June 6, 2010 as she sunbathes on the beach of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Baldwin County, Ala. (AP Photo/Mobile Press Register, Kate Mercer)









Zach Jones, left, and other members of a contract cleanup crew scour through the sands on Petit Bois Island (Miss.) for tar balls and little globs of oil on the far west end of Petit Bois Island, Miss. Wednesday June 2, 2010 as oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead continues to spread in the Gulf of Mexico. The location was between Dauphin Island (Ala.) and Petit Bois Island (Miss.) (AP Photo/Press-Register, John David Mercer)









Ed and Lucy Waltz of Leroy, Ill., walk to the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., Monday, June 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









People swim in oil-stained water despite official's warnings to stay out of the water in Gulf Shores, Ala., Saturday, June 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









People walk along the water in Gulf Shores, Ala., Saturday, June 5, 2010 as streams of oil approach the beach. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









Matt Polczynski, left, looks for tarballs as he walks along the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., Monday, June 7, 2010. At right Will and Wes Thibodeaux of Elmer, Louis., also walk the beach. A mixture of oil and seaweed has washed up along the coast in Alabama. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









A hermit crab struggles to cross a patch of oil from the the Deepwater Horizon spill on a barrier island near East Grand Terre Island, La, Sunday, June 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









Hermit crabs struggle to cross a patch of oil from the the Deepwater Horizon spill on a barrier island near East Grand Terre Island, La, Sunday, June 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









A hermit crab leaves a trail of oil after crossing a patch of oil from the the Deepwater Horizon spill on a barrier island near East Grand Terre Island, La, Sunday, June 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









Brown Pelicans fly past booms stained by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill at Cat Island, La, Sunday, June 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









An oil soaked pelican takes flight after Louisiana Fish and Wildlife employees tried to corral him on an island in Barataria Bay just inside the the coast of Louisiana, Sunday, May 23, 2010. The island, which is home to hundreds of brown pelican nests as well at terns, gulls and roseate spoonbills, is impacted by oil from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)









In this June 5, 2010, file photo Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn lifts his boot out of thick beached oil at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, just off the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)









Workers carry "pom poms" to soak up oil at the Pensacola inlet Sunday, June 6, 2010, in Pensacola Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, George Skene)









Workers install "pom poms" to soak up oil at the Pensacola inlet Sunday, June 6, 2010, in Pensacola Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, George Skene)









Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn holds up vegetation after plucking it from the waters at Bay Long off the coast of Louisiana Sunday, June 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn holds up a small oiled fish at Bay Long off the coast of Louisiana Sunday, June 6, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill continued to move inland along several gulf states. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









Oil-covered Brown Pelican chicks are seen on Cat Island, La. Sunday, June 6, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill continued to move inland along several gulf states. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









An oil-covered Brown Pelican struggles to fly at Queen Bess Island, La, Sunday, June 6, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill continued to move inland along several gulf states. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









In this photo taken Saturday, June 5, 2010, The Krewe of Dead Pelicans, an informal Carnival-style krewe, second-lines down St. Charles Avenue in the Warehouse District of New Orleans to protest the BP oil spill and its response. . (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Michael DeMocker)









National Guard helicopters drop sand bags in a breach in the beach just west of Grand Isle, La. on Monday, May 10, 2010 in an effort to protect the delicate marsh lands from the approaching oil slick moving westward from the Deepwater Horizon spill. (AP Photo/The Times Picayune, Ted Jackson)









A man who asked to be called Elvis stands outside a BP station in Pensacola, Fla., Sunday, June 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









Workers clean up oil on a small island near South Pass, La., on Saturday, May 22, 2010, near the mouth of the Mississippi River as oil continues to hit land. (AP Photo /The Times-Picayune, Rusty Costanza)









The site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is busy with boats cleaning up the spill on the surface and boats and rigs working to collect the leaking oil and shut the leak down on Saturday, May 22, 2010. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Rusty Costanza)









A sea of crosses, placed as a protest to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is seen Sunday, June 6, 2010 in Grand Isle, La.. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)








A beachgoer takes photos of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill at Grand Isle, La. Saturday, June 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









A work glove coated in oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill is seen on the beach at Grand Isle, La. Saturday, June 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









Workers clean up oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the beach at Grand Isle, La. Saturday, June 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









Workers clean a Brown Pelican covered in oil at a rescue center at a facility set up by the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Buras, La. , Saturday, June 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)









Workers clean a Brown Pelican covered in oil at a rescue center at a facility set up by the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Buras, La. , Saturday, June 5, 2010. The birds are covered in oil from from the Deepwater Horizon accident and are cleaned and then released. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)








A clean-up worker picks up blobs of oil with absorbent snare on Queen Bess Island at the mouth of Barataria Bay near the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)









A dead dolphin marked with spray paint is seen as clean-up workers pick up blobs of oil in absorbent snare on Queen Bess Island at the mouth of Barataria Bay near the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)









A clean-up worker picks up blobs of oil in absorbent snare on Queen Bess Island at the mouth of Barataria Bay near the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)









A clean-up worker picks up blobs of oil with absorbent snare on Queen Bess Island at the mouth of Barataria Bay near the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)









A clean-up worker picks up blobs of oil with absorbent snare on Queen Bess Island at the mouth of Barataria Bay near the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)









Oil in the surf washes up on a 700-yard long strip of beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore in sheets on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









Angela Rutherford of Summerdale, Ala., and, Misty Robinette, left, of Foley, Ala., walk along a stretch of a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









Steve Gardner of Mobile scrapes oil from the sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









Workers hired by BP shovel oil and sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









Ann Fox, left, from Alexander City, Ala. and Cindy Sewell from Birmingham, Ala. relax and read on the on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. as clean up crews work to remove gobs of oil Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster began washing ashore on the beach in Gulf Shores Friday. (AP Photo/Press-Register, Bill Starling)









Workers hired by BP shovel oil and sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









Workers hired by BP shovel oil and sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









An oiled Brown pelican is rescued from Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana Friday, June 4, 2010. The bird was impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









A bird flies over oil trapped in booms at Cat Island in Barataria Bay off the Louisiana Coast Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









An oiled Brown Pelican stands on a the rocks at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana Friday, June 4, 2010. The bird was impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









Gregory Dawkins, 10 from Leeds, Ala., picks up a glob of oil with a stick on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Press-Register, Bill Starling)









Alabama National Guard Lt. John Pitts works on a barrier erected to keep oil off the shore of Mobile Bay, Friday, June 4, 2010, at Fort Morgan near Gulf Shores, Ala. Globs of weathered oil are washing on to nearby beaches, and the barriers are designed to catch the material before it can foul the shore. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)









A Hermit crab is covered from globs of oil that washed up along the Gulf of Mexico coastline of Dauphin Island, Ala. on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.









Globs of oil wash up along the Gulf of Mexico coastline of Dauphin Island, Ala. on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.









Boats maneuver around oil containment booms in the Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









Boats work to secure oil containment booms in the Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









Glen Etheridge, of Pensacola, Fla., casts a net as workers secure oil containment booms in the Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on Alabama and Florida coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)









Oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill stains marsh grasses in Barataria Bay near Cat Island, La. Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









Sierra Club conservation organizer Jordan Macha displays oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill after it washed up on marsh grasses in Barataria Bay near Cat Island, La., Friday, June 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









A Brown Pelican is seen on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast after being drenched in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)el)









A Brown Pelican sits covered in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









A Brown Pelican sits in heavy oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









Danene Birtell, of Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, holds the wing of an oiled pelican, impacted from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as she cleans the bird at a triage facility at Fort Jackson in Buras, La., Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)









Erica Miller, left, Heather Nevell, center and Danene Birtell clean a Brown Pelican Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Buras, La. The bird was rescued after being being oiled in an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil platform more than three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









Animal rehab specialists clean an oiled pelican from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill at a temporary triage facility at Fort Jackson in Buras, La., Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)









A bird flies above oil on the Gulf of Mexico off of East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









A bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)









A bird covered in oil flails in the surf at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)





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