Dauphin Island was one of the sites where carcasses of sperm whales were destroyed. The operational end of the island was closed to unauthorized personnel and the airspace closed. The U.S. Coast Guard closed off all access from the Gulf. This picture shows the area as it was prepped to receive the whale carcasses for disposal.
From the Huffington Post article published August 4, 2010 by Jerry Cope and Charles Hambleton: “The Crime of the Century: What BP and the Government Don’t Want You To Know, Part I”