Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Gulf Coast beaches update

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Workers clean up patches of oil Tuesday on the beach at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

(CNN) -- Oil spill cleanup is under way at many beaches along the Gulf Coast, and beach-bound travelers are keeping a close eye on coastal conditions.

Here are some of the latest updates from destinations affected by the oil disaster:

Florida's Emerald Coast

Small bits of tar were found at Henderson Beach State Park over the weekend, according to the Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors bureau. "These were easily removed, and no further oil has been spotted," said a post earlier this week on the bureau's website.

Pensacola and Perdido Key, Florida

The water at Pensacola Beach is open Wednesday for swimming and fishing, according to the Pensacola Bay Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Mississippi and Florida

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama

In Alabama, the Department of Public Health has issued an advisory against swimming in waters off Gulf Shores,

Grand Isle, Louisiana

Oil is affecting more than 45 miles of Louisiana coast
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