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26 May 2010. Barataria Bay to Grand Isle, Jefferson/Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
Just off deserted Isle Grande Terra, east of Grand Isle. Local fishermen have never seen anything so 'spooky,' 'creepy.' Where normally there are boats, fishermen, shrimpers, bait fish skimming the surface and thousands of birds there is little but a sheen of oil washing ashore as the black tide of death continues to encroach upon everything in the region. The economic impact is devastating with shrimp boats tied up, vacation rentals and charter boat fishing trips are cancelled. 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.
Photo credit; Charlie Varley
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- Charlie Varley www.varleypix.com
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