Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU-TV
Last month, I ventured just outside the Forgotten Coast to Pensacola Beach. I was serving as videographer for Matt Roush and FSU Headlines. The piece was on research by Marcus Huettel and Joel Kostka on some important little critters (we love important little critters), really little ones. The sand was a gleaming white, reflecting the sun onto me and burning my feet. Parents and children swam in the water while a row of bulldozers sat idle with bored cleanup workers resting in the shade of their machines’ canopies. At a glance, it didn’t look like the beach had recently been covered in a mat of crude oil.