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Beach Survey Update #6
On 3/17/05, beach surveys were conducted at Little South America and Front Beach.  No oil was observed at Front Beach.  1 tarball, approximately 5 cm, was observed at Little South America.  Photo attached of the 3/17 tar ball and 2 of the tow net observations from 3/16. (Photo 6-1)


Chris Hall (Polaris)and Tom DeRuyter (ADEC) conducting a beach survey

Photographs of the oil found in Unalaska Bay to 3/18/2005.

Chris Hall (Polaris)and Tom DeRuyter (ADEC) conducting a beach survey. Photo 6-1. Photographs of the oil found in Unalaska Bay to 3/18/2005.
Tarballs were observed during a beach survey was conducted at Wide Bay 3/19/2005. Tarballs and a 1 meter area of
Photo 6-2. Tarballs were observed during a beach survey was conducted at Wide Bay 3/19/2005. Photo 6-3. Tarballs and a 1 meter area of “splatter” (with 2-5% coverage) observed during a beach survey conducted 3/20/2005 at Little South America. 
On 3/18/05, beach surveys were conducted at Summer Bay and Airport Beach.  No tarballs were observed.
On 3/19/05, a beach survey was conducted at Wide Bay.  5 tarballs were observed.  Photo attached. (Photo 6-2)
On 3/20/05, beach surveys were conducted at the Spit and Little South America.  No oil was observed at the Spit.  2 tarballs and a 1 meter area of “splatter” (with 2-5% coverage) were observed at Little South America.  Photo attached.  (Photo 6-3)
On 3/21/05, beach surveys were conducted at Front Beach and Airport Beach.  No oil was observed at either location.
Today (3/22/05), beach surveys were scheduled for Wide Bay, Summer Bay, and the Spit, weather permitting.  Results are not yet in.
Tomorrow (3/23/05), the final beach surveys will be conducted at Little South America and Front Beach.  Thursday (3/24/05), the passive sampling devices in Unalaska Bay will be checked for the final time and removed.