There is NO oil on the beaches in Sarasota! None. Zip. Zero. Zilch. In fact, there's no oil on any beaches anywhere in Florida. Unfortunately, all the attention with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is giving some tourists the wrong idea. I took this photo early this evening on Lido Beach. People were having a great time sunbathing, wading along the shoreline and collecting seashells -- with no oil in the water. I sure enjoyed the evening getting my toes wet! To keep tabs on the daily beach conditions in the Sarasota area, check out Mote Marine Laboratory's online beach report -- it's great.