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28 May 2010. Barataria Bay to Grand Isle, Jefferson/Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
Kirt Alexie takes a break from laying oil boom at the entrance to Barataria Bay. The ecological and economic impact are devastating with Alexie's shrimp boat tied up, his earnings have plummeted. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is evading booms laid out to stop it thanks in part to the dispersants which means the oil travels at every depth of the Gulf and washes ashore wherever the current carries it. The Louisiana wetlands produce over 30% of America's seafood and are the most fetile of their kind in the world.
Photo credit; Charlie Varley
- Charlie Varley www.varleypix.com
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