Raccoon Island is the latest area to see the affects of the oil spill.
Oficials say small tar balls have begun to wash ashore.
Raccoon Island is one of the coasts most important waterbird nesting areas.
By Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)
BATON ROUGE, La. - Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Teams inspecting Fourchon beach on Thursday, May 13, documented substantial numbers of tar balls, some up to eight inches in diameter, along the entire beach.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists found an oiled Brown Pelican, Louisiana's official state bird, on the rocks along Bayou Rigaud, across from Sand Dollar Marina on Thursday, May 13.