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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Deepwater Horizon oil spill photos Barataria Bay

A stained oil boom floats offshore from Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay near Grand Isle. The birds on the island have been hard hit by oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
I took a boat ride into Barataria Bay near Grand Isle today with a Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries crew. They were looking for oiled birds to capture and take to the rehab facility. They did find some oiled birds, but none were incapacitated enough to capture.
An oil coated plastic bottle floats near Queen Bess Island. Except that I was on the water to cover the worst oil spill in U.S. history, it was rather pleasant out on the Gulf.
A laughing gull flies past the shore of an unnamed island in Barataria Bay which has been heavily stained by oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Workers use small nets to clean a beach in Grand Isle from oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Oil from the massive spill continue to wash a shore.

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