I actually did a post for the decade, since it has been one giant whammy of a decade. But I scrapped that post. I know where I’ve been and what it took to get here, and if you know me you know that story as well. So here is my year. I won’t say it’s … Read more
I returned to the Gulf at the beginning of the month for my long term documentary work on the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. I returned to Grand Isle, where a giant sand scrubbing machine was shut down because the noise bothered the woman whose house it was parked next to, and the easternmost beach … Read more
I will be returning to the Gulf of Mexico August 4-10, one month after the original trip for Gulf Oil Coverage. There were some stories I saw, that I couldn’t chase, and some images I needed I was unable to get. So here I go. Here are a few of the images from the last … Read more
One of two Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles on display at the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans. The turtles are two of 112 rescued so far, and cleaned up from oil contamination from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Photo by: Jenn LeBlanc/Iris Photo Agency
Workers use shovels to gather and scoop the orange gooey mousse into plastic bags to be hauled to the local trash dump. Night operations on Long Beach in Long Beach and Pass Christian started July 7, 2010 and this was the third consecutive night of work in the same area. The workers are tired but … Read more
The ‘sugar sand’ beaches at Fort Morgan used to be white according to one clean-up worker. Fort Morgan is a State Historic site as well as an upscale beach community. One of the interesting aspects of Fort Morgan are the endangered Alabama Beach Mice. They live in small burrows in the sand, and only come … Read more
Boom operations in Cotton Bayou and Bayou Saint John. The white boom is called sorbent boom and is dragged behind the boats with pompoms attached that collect any surface oil. The different colors of boom are for different types of water, and use, but every boom has universal attachments so they can be linked without … Read more
Oily waters slowly crept onto the shore July 7, at Long Beach — near Gulfport and Biloxi, MS — where swimmers tried to enjoy the bright and sunny day despite the gloomy truth about the BP oil disaster. Government officials also increased the clean up hours to a 24-hour cycle.