Gulf islands losing life, land after oil spill

Gulf islands losing life, land after oil spill

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Once-teeming island rookeries suffered after the oil spill two years ago. A pelican sits on a piece of dead mangrove near the eroding shoreline of Cat Island in Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish, La.
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This photo was taken May 22, 2010, not long after the oil spill. Nesting pelicans are seen landing as oil washes ashore on Cat Island in Barataria Bay, in Plaquemines Parish, La.
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