Coast Guard Confident of Coastal Protection Plans
New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry said experts are predicting that none of the oil will hit land in the next three days. But weather and water currents could change its direction.
"We anticipate confidence in at least a three-day notice. With everything pre-staged, this is ample time to prepare themselves to protect sensitive areas and to prepare for cleanup."
Federal agencies flying over the spill noticed sperm whales in the area. Officials called off spraying a chemical on the oil to break it down in the region where the whales migrate.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans