Category Archives: Oiled Wildlife

If Oysters Were Pelicans We Might “Make it right”

Today I waded into the future waters of Barataria Bay with oystermen Nick Collins, Jules Melancon and Jim Gossen, President & CEO of Louisiana Foods Global Seafood Source (the guy that buys the oysters the rest of us eat) as … Continue reading

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Dolphin Deaths Deserve More Answers Than Questions

This is “normally” dead dolphin season along the Gulf Coast, but 2011 has a haunting, downstream-impact feeling about it; fueled by a “higher than average” number of still-born and baby dolphins washing ashore in the marshes and on the beaches along … Continue reading

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Audubon Six Month Bird Report on BP Oil Disaster

    For just over a week this past September I circumnavigated the every move of a handful of National Audubon’s best and brightest folks trying to make sense out of where we are six months after the April 20th … Continue reading

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Commission on BP Spill Report: Telling us what we know and they knew

    This past week the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released an interlaced series of four documents, its preliminary findings on the handling of the BP oil spill (they still refuse to call … Continue reading

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Fledging from the disaster

Oiled birds.  You can rescue them, soap them, scrub them, rinse them and with luck set them free, but that doesn’t mean they will always say thanks by taking flight. Aside from chiseling its way from egg entrapment, fledging, the … Continue reading

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Pelicans of Hope

    Few creatures become so iconic to a state as the Brown Pelican is to Louisiana.  In fact, few single images, save the Fleur-de-Lis, the graphically stylized lily or iris, illustrates this state in the minds of locals and … Continue reading

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