16 images Created 28 Feb 2014
Dead fish wash up on just a half mile stretch of beach near Waveland, Mississippi. Whether it's early indications of oil pollution, or catch tossed from a local fishing pier, it is tragic to find so many dead fish in such a short stretch of beach. Either way, it shows a callous disregard for the environment in which we live. Meanwhile all around locals, tourists and visitors relax and enjoy the beauty of South Beach, an hour from New Orleans. Just a few miles off the coast, an impending disaster looms. With the continual flood of oil washing into the Gulf of Mexico and as winds turn and begin to push from the south, it is only and matter of when, not if the oil reaches the beaches. The barrier islands offshore are taking a battering soaking up the initial fronts of oil threatening everything in it's ever encroaching path.