Matt Rymer, left, and Collin Ewing of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recover a Northern Gannet on Thursday, June 17, on Florida’s Okaloosa Island. Ewing and Warren are part of a wildlife recovery capture team that transports and documents animals found in possible distress in the oil disaster’s wake.
Heavy tar returned in smaller amounts Thursday to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, after a cleanup the day before, according to local residents.
Tar balls wash ashore Wednesday, June 16, in Destin, Florida, in a photo from iReport contributor Jan Moll.
Crawfish sit at the bottom of a container at a fish market Thursday in Westwego, Louisiana. A U.S. official told lawmakers this week that seafood from the Gulf of Mexico available to consumers in stores and restaurants is safe.
A seafood stand is closed Thursday in Westwego. The Gulf oil disaster has had a major economic impact on the region.
Protester Diane Wilson is escorted out after disrupting BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward, right, during a House subcommittee hearing Thursday.