Small seams of oil can be found digging in the sand.
When there is a fish or other wildlife kill, these are officially denied as being related to the oil spill, just as the tar balls were. Having read quite a lot on the effects of exposure to chemicals, including VOC's and Corexit, the following ensued: "On July 23, after a couple of weeks of increased congestion, I woke up and could hardly breathe. I have a very mild asthma condition and I am over 60, but I have never had anything even close to this. Since I had no signs of viral or bacterial infection, my doctor thought it was allergies. I was coughing up tons of white mucus. I only have a dust allergy, so it has to be something outside. I am worse when I am out of air conditioning for any length of time. He said he could not rule out that there was something in the air which had really irritated my respiratory system, throat, and sinuses, including hoarseness. I was put on steroids, and this cleared up, but once off them, it was not long before I was right
back where I began,and had to resume taking them as well as Advair.