BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana officials say oil has washed up at Whiskey Island, farther west than it's been seen so far.

Photos show thick, glossy globs called tar balls on the barrier island off the coast of Terrebonne Parish.

A statement Wednesday says an aerial survey also found possible oil at neighboring Raccoon Island, but that hasn't been confirmed.

The Raccoon, Whiskey and Wine islands are in the Terrebonne Barrier Islands Refuge.

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries describes Raccoon Island as one of the most important waterbird nesting areas on the coast.

Oil was found earlier at South Pass and the Chandeleur Islands.

It says bad weather has kept crews from working at other spots where oil was found on shore.

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