Latest Mississippi River Delta news: April 1, 2015

04.01.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Cat Island nearly gone; BP oil mat and tar balls still visible on East Grand Terre Island
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). March 31, 2015
“Only two tiny strips of sand and shell, dotted with a few skeletal remains of mangrove trees, are all that was left of Cat Island, a tiny isle in Barataria Bay that held thriving colonies of brown pelicans, wading birds and gulls prior to the BP Deepwater Horizion oil spill, on Tuesday (Mar. 31)…” (read more).

Environmental groups say ongoing effects of BP oil spill not always visible to the eye, but damage is continuing
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge). April 1, 2015.
“MYRTLE GROVE — On a boat ride Tuesday from Myrtle Grove through Barataria Bay to see what remains of the Deepwater Horizon oil almost five years after the April 20, 2010, disaster, it all looks so normal…” (read more).

BP, critics paints sharply different views of life in the Gulf
By John Snell, WVUE FOX 8 (New Orleans). March 31, 2015.
“A virtual flotilla headed down the Wilkinson Canal Tuesday morning in Plaquemines Parish as environmental groups eagerly hauled reporters and photographers into Barataria Bay…” (read more).

Wildlife Struggling Five Years After BP Oil Spill: Report
By Keith Wagstaff, NBC News. March 31, 2015.
“Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new report says that creatures like dolphins, sea turtles and fish still haven’t fully recovered…” (read more)

Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf Wildlife is Still Suffering
By Catherine Griffin, Science World Report. March 31, 2015.
“It’s been almost five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploding, sending gallons upon gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Now, scientists have assessed the wildlife in the Gulf, and have found that it’s still suffering from the oil spill…” (read more).

Nearly Five Years After the BP Spill, Animals Are Still Dying in the Gulf of Mexico
By Matt Smith, Vice News. March 31, 2015.
“Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster unleashed an undersea gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, environmentalists say the spill’s aftermath still threatens marine life in the region…” (read more).