Special Reports

The Gulf oil spill: Local areas of concern

The ecologically sensitive areas county environmental officials especially want to protect in the event the Gulf oil spill fouls local waters:

— Perico Bayou.— Longboat Pass, between Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.— Leffis Key, near Longboat Pass.— Palma Sola Bay, a section near Snead Island.— Terra Ceia Bay.— Bishop Harbor.— Mariposa Key.— Mouth of the Braden River.