Threatened coastline. South Beach, Waveland, Mississippi.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download
09 May 2010. Waveland, Mississippi USA.
One of 6 dead stingrays and two dead catfish in just a half mile stretch of beach. Whether it's early indications of oil pollution, or catch tossed from a local fishing pier, it is truly tragic to find so many once fine, now 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.
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