Coast Guard, Jindal, See Tar Balls Differently

New Orleans, La. – Landry says attacks on the millions of barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf are successfully keeping it offshore.

"The vast majority of the Gulf Coast has seen no landfall from this spill. BP teams continue to respond to very sporadic reports of tar balls, ribbons of emulsified oil."

But Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal says those globs of oil could be a sign of much more on the way.

"The fact that this oil could still be out there, even if you don't see it on the surface. It could still be submerged. It could still be having an impact, and it could still be moving towards our wetlands."

BP, meantime, will try shoving a tube into the leaking pipe and funneling oil to a surface ship.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.