Day 109: Flight Over Gulf Oil Spill: Oil Everywhere! Where’s the Clean-Up?

AmericanBirding | August 11, 2010

Drew Wheelan of the American Birding Association flies with Southwings Aviation and the Achafalaya and Lower MIssissippi Riverkeepers over the affected coastline from the Deepwater Horizon Oilspill in Louisiana. The flight takes them from Raccoon Island all of the way to the Mississippi River delta. On the outer islands they find oil on nearly every island and marsh, and see little evidence of any clean up efforts. They also encounter long foamy lines attached to oily sheens which might be from the massive amounts of dispersant used in the Gulf in the last 3 months.

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Day 73, Aerial View Of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Barataria Bay

AmericanBirding | July 11, 2010

Drew Wheelan tags along with the Lower Mississippi River and Achafalaya Basin Keepers on a flight provided by South Wings Aviation over the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Barataria Bay, Louisiana Just after Hurricane Alex passed through the region. The flight goes over several colonies of birds, including Pelicans, Gulls, Herons and Terns that are being hit hard by the oil and mother nature.

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