Five Years After the BP Oil Spill

Five Years After the BP Oil Spill

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Caption: March 31, 2015, Five years after the BP oil spill, Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) and other birds nest on a small barrier island in Plaquemines Parish. Some barrier islands that had bird rookeries, including Cat Island, have eroded away since the BP oil spill. Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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