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06 June 2010. Barataria Bay to Grand Isle, Jefferson/Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
Oil soaked boom lies uselessly on oil soaked beaches on a small island in the Cat Island chain in Barataria Bay. Just one week ago the island was crowded with sea birds. Today it is abandoned by them as oil drenches their habitat. The ecological and economic impact of BP's oil spill is devastating to the region. 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 fertile of their kind in the world.
Photo; Charlie Varley/varleypix.com
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