Cleaning crews sift the sand on Pensacola Beach

  • Workers contracted by BP were on the sands west of the Penscola Beach fishing pier Friday morning. The workers used small sifters to clean the sand along this stretch of beach, though the area did not appear to have much oil. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers contracted by BP clean the sands of Pensacola Beach west of the fishing pier Friday morning. The workers used small sifters and plastic bags to clean along this stretch of beach. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Children returning from a swim walk past one of the workers sifting through the sand on Pensacola Beach Friday morning. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A woman walking on the beach passes a cleaning crew contracted by BP on Pensacola Beach Friday morning. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Pop-up shelters dot Pensacola Beach to give the workers some relief from the heat when they take their breaks Friday. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers contracted by BP were on the sands of Pensacola Beach west of the fishing pier Friday morning. The workers used small sifters to clean along this stretch of beach. Workers walk down the beach behind a sand sculpture of a shark about to eat a mermaid. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF