Dolphins swim near Grand Isle, Louisiana, on Sunday, July 25. The safety of marine mammals has been of high concern during the Gulf oil disaster.
Near Grand Isle, a rock next to a retention boom is covered in oil.
Pelicans rest on an oil retention boom near Grand Isle.
People take in the sunshine on the beach on the first day it was reopened to the public Sunday in Grand Isle.
Sarah Guidry tests the oil-free waves on the beach in Grand Isle.
Oil sheen could still be spotted by vessels assisting near the source of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Friday, July 23, in the Gulf of Mexico.
With Tropical Storm Bonnie still posing a potential threat last week, boats come ashore Friday in Cocodrie, Louisiana.
At Grand Isle on Friday, the beach was still barricaded.