Florida Keys dodge threat of oil

  • National Park Service rangers give tour of Everglades National Park's Florida Bay by Key Largo on June 21st, 2010. Here at Little Butternut Key, Florida Bay District Ranger Dave King and Section Key West Coast Guard's Chief of Prevention Michael Henning talk about the ecology of the key. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • National Park Service rangers give tour of Everglades National Park's Florida Bay by Key Largo on June 21st, 2010. A laughing gull flies over the mangroves on Little Butternut Key in Florida Bay. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • National Park Service rangers give tour of Everglades National Park's Florida Bay by Key Largo on June 21st, 2010. Dave King, Florida Bay district ranger, puts a push pole in the water by Little Butternut Key in Florida Bay. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • National Park Service rangers give a tour of Everglades National Park's Florida Bay by Key Largo on June 21st, 2010. Cormorants stand on a beach at Little Butternut Key in Florida Bay. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • National Park Service rangers give tour of Everglades National Park's Florida Bay by Key Largo on June 21st, 2010. Here Park service rangers let the media descend onto the flats at Little Butternut Key in Florida Bay. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • National Park Service rangers give tour of Everglades National Park's Florida Bay by Key Largo on June 21st, 2010. Here media is given a tour of a mud bank in Florida Bay. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • National Park Service rangers give tour of Everglades National Park's Florida Bay by Key Largo on June 21st, 2010. Here US National Park Service biologist Gary E. Davis talks about plans for oil cleanup by a mudback in Florida Bay. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF