Oil spill hits the beach at Grand Isle, LA

  • Blobs of oil sit on the beach at Grand Isle, Lousiana, on May 21, 2010. The beach was closed shortly after this photo was taken. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • An orange spot of oil floats over a blue crab in a tidal pool on the beach at Grand Isle, Lousiana, on May 21, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A dead hermit crab is surrounded by heavy oil around rocks on the beach at Grand Isle, Lousiana, on May 21, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Blobs of oil sit on the beach at Grand Isle, Lousiana, on May 21, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Blobs of heavy oil coat the shell of a dying hermit crab in a tidal pool on the beach at Grand Isle, Lousiana, on May 21, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A blue crab crawls under heavy oil in a tidal pool on the beach at Grand Isle, Lousiana, on May 21, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Blobs of oil surround a dying hermit crab in a tidal pool on the beach at Grand Isle, Lousiana, on May 21, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Dying hermit crabs try to get away from oil in the water in a tidal pool at Grand Isle, Lousiana, on May 21, 2010. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Blobs of oil sit on the beach at Grand Isle, Lousiana, on May 21, 2010. The beach was closed shortly after this photo was taken. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF