Oil spill | Grand Isle State Park, Louisiana

  • A fishing trawler goes by a drilling rig off the coast of Grand Isle on May 16, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A Jefferson Parish sheriff cruises the beach looking for oil in Grand Isle on May 16, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A dolphin flips his tail behind the Cajun Star shrimp boat as it works the oil free Barataria Pass at the end of Grand Isle State Park on May 17, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Boats stretch floating booms across the Barataria Pass at the end of Grand Isle State Park on May 17, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Two terns,one enjoying a fish lunch on the oil free beach by Barataria Pass at the end of Grand Isle State Park on May 17, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A sand piper looks for sand fleas on the beach by Barataria Pass at the end of Grand Isle State Park on May 17, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A father and son enjoy an oil free beach at the end of Grand Isle State Park on May 17, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A sand piper looks for sand fleas on the oil free beach at the end of Grand Isle State Park on May 17, 2010. Grande Isle was in the area where oil was expected today. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A whole line of floating booms are stranded on the rocks in Barataria Pass at the end of Grand Isle State Park on May 17, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A helipcopter looks for oil over Barataria Pass at the end of Grand Isle State Park on May 17, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A family of four enjoys the oil free beach at the end of Grand Isle State Park on May 17, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A school of mullet swim in an oil free Barataria Pass at the end of Grand Isle State Park on May 17, 2010. This area was expecting oil today. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF