Sunday, June 13, 2010
Deepwater Horizon oil spill a few more photos
I'm at the airport in New Orleans waiting to fly home to Oregon. Looking through my photos from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill I've found a few worth sharing.
A brown pelican flies past a small hatchery of royal terns on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay. The island has been heavily coated with oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Many of the young turns are stained with oil and wildlife officials are unsure of the effects on the birds.
An endangered Kemps Ridley sea turtle, which was rescued after being found coated with oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is treated at the Audubon Nature Institute’s Center for Research of Endangered Species in New Orleans.
An oiled brown pelican preens on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay which has been heavily hit by oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.