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07/27/2010
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Surface Oil in Gulf Beginning to Clear

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From The Air, Gulf Oil Slick Seems To Be Clearing by NPR Staff NPR – July 27, 2010 All that crude oil that has gushed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s blown-out well looks like it may be dissipating. NPR’s Jamie Tarabay accompanied the U.S. Coast Guard on a flight over the area, and saw less oil on the surface. “Much of what remains in and around the site of the Deepwater Horizon, that exploded and sank on April 20, is a lighter, glossier sheen of oil,” Tarabay reports.

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07/20/2010
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Destin Beach Update 7/20 from Five Star Beach Properties

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It is a clear, hot day in Destin today! We’re filming on the beach in Destin. There are no signs of tarballs or oil on the beach! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMbgy5yJ7wA]

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07/16/2010
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Destin Beach Update 7/16 from Five Star Beach Properties

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Today is Friday, July 16th. We have filmed from our Hollywood rental in Miramar Beach. The water is beautiful with no signs of tarballs or oil. We are outside of the NOAA oil trajectory forecast at this point. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Z_5U-1_M0]

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07/14/2010
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Destin Beach Update 7/14 from Five Star Beach Properties

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Another hot and sunny day in Destin, Florida. We filmed from Miramar Beach today between Pompano Joes and Whale’s Tail. The water is crystal clear with no signs of oil or tar balls. Attached is the latest NOAA 72 hr map along with the latest video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuA0jIeHFpU]

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07/13/2010
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Okaloosa County Water Tests 7/12

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Okaloosa County Daily Report July 12, 2010 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is collecting and analyzing water, sediment, and oil samples from Florida’s coastal waters in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. These samples are being collected for a variety of purposes. There is a delay from when the samples are collected to when the results are reported due to the time that it takes to deliver the samples to the lab and then analyze the samples. We are striving for a four day turnaround time. Results will

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07/12/2010
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Destin Beach Update 7/12 from Five Star Beach Properties

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We filmed today in Destiny by the Sea. The weather is perfect and the sand and water look impeccable. Saw a few BP workers sifting through the sand looking for tar chips, but didn’t seem to be finding anything. Attached is the NOAA map and today’s video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lrct2gsPJ4]

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07/9/2010
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Destin Beach Update 7/9 from Five Star Beach Properties

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This video was filmed in Destiny by the Sea on 7/9. Weather is beautiful with a high around 90. Very light breeze and the gulf is very calm today. No signs of oil or tar balls. Attached is the latest NOAA trajectory map through 7/11. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DElLc7lfCLU]

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07/7/2010
Destin

Destin Beach Update 7/7 from Five Star Beach Properties

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Sorry for the camera work in the first few seconds. We filmed today from Destiny by the Sea. The rain has subsided and the weather is gorgeous. There were many people out on the beach and in the water today. It was one of the busiest days of the summer so far. According to NOAA the east end of the oil slick will be in middle Mississippi. Far, Far from our Destin beaches. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApaPRXvyMUs]

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07/6/2010
Destin

Beach Update for 7/6

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The rain is coming down hard at this time. If it clears up we will put up a new video today. Below is the newest forecast from NOAA for July 8. The oil is far west of Destin.

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07/5/2010
Destin

Happy Fourth of July. 7/5 Update

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We are out of the office for the holiday. We will be back on 7/6 with another video. We have been very fortunate as the oil is pushing very far west away from Destin. Here is the latest projection map from NOAA. Click Here to View Map

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07/2/2010
Destin

Beach Update 7/2

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Today is July 2nd. We filmed at 11am in Miramar Beach – at 2 of our rentals: Lune Lac & Caribbean Paradise. After several days of heavy rain from the tropical storm Alex, we have a beautiful, clear day! The water is an amazing teal color and really clear. We went to 3 beaches today and there were absolutely NO TARBALLS washing up! The beaches are beautiful. A lot of people are on the beach and in the water. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr6vtI4myBg]

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07/1/2010
Destin

Beach Update 7/1

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It has been raining all day. We will be back (hopefully) on 7/2 with a new video. The forecasts look fantastic with strong east to west winds pushing the oil away from Destin.

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