the Louisiana state bird

covered in oil

tar balls on the beach at Port Fourchon

Venice, LA water diversion system

cattle egret

The press has become quiet, there aren’t that many pictures coming out of the various regions affected by the spill. An acquaintance of mine that works for a relatively popular radio station in the gret stet has been told by management not to talk about the spill on the air.

Here is a story about more birds being affected, but no pictures offered.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to tour Louisiana wildlife rehab center
By The Associated Press
May 15, 2010, 9:31AM
Wade Payne/The Associated Press archive
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is scheduled to visit a wildlife rehabilitation center in Buras to observe efforts to treat birds caught in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The department said Salazar’s tour of the Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on Saturday will be followed by a visit to Robert, where he will participate in a press briefing on the response to the spill.
Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says at least 13 oiled birds have died since an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig triggered the massive spill. Seven others that were recovered are still alive.

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~ by maringouin on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

 
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