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Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Oil splashed up over the jetty along Barataria pass on Grand Isle State Park, LA.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Oil splashed up over the jetty along Barataria pass on Grand Isle State Park, LA.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Oil splashed up over the jetty along Barataria pass on Grand Isle State Park, LA.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Pelicans on pilings near the oil splashed jetty.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Boat ride with Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program's Mel Landry and the Conservancy's Jean Landry to a Conservancy oyster reef project.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Mel Landry tries to move the oil boom to better protect the reef.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Birds on the rookery of Queen Bess Island with oil booms around the island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Mel Landry of partner organization the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program and the Conservancy's Jean Landry look at the rookery of Queen Bess Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Oiled marsh grasses on East Grand Terre Island off the coast of Louisiana.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
A hermit crab struggles through oil on the eastern shore of Elmers Island, LA.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Oil patterns on the eastern shore Elmers Island, LA.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
A dead Blue Crab surrounded by oily seaweed on the eastern shore of Elmers Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
An oiled brown pelican awaits rescue on the beach of Elmers Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Press tour with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, East Grand Terre Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal tours East Grand Terre Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
East Grand Terre was involved in a barrier island restoration project before the spill.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Clean-up crews placing absorbent pompom booms, East Grand Terre Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Clean-up crews placing absorbent pompom booms, East Grand Terre Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Clean-up crews placing absorbent pompom booms, East Grand Terre Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Clean-up crews placing absorbent pompom booms, East Grand Terre Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Clean-up crews placing absorbent pompom booms, East Grand Terre Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
NOAA's Tim Osborn collects a water sample near Grand Terre Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Oil covers his hand and the container he uses to collect the water sample.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Oil slicks on the surface are apparent everywhere in the area.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Commercial fishing boats have been converted to oil cleanup crews as part of the "vessels of opportunity" program managed by BP.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Commercial fishing boats have been converted to oil cleanup crews as part of the "vessels of opportunity" program managed by BP.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Commercial fishing boats have been converted to oil cleanup crews as part of the "vessels of opportunity" program managed by BP.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
A man cleans off the side of a fishing boat. Commercial fishing boats have been converted to oil cleanup crews as part of the "vessels of opportunity" program managed by BP.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Oil covers the marsh grasses on East Grand Terre Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
Oil covers the marsh grasses on East Grand Terre Island.

Gulf Oil Spill Images by Bridget Besaw
A pelican flies over oil booms off the rookery on Queen Bess Island, LA.

 

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