Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 26, 2012

Source of new oil sheen near Deepwater Horizon site has been plugged, BP says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). October 25, 2012.
“BP announced Thursday that it has sealed a 40-foot-tall, 86-ton steel containment dome that has been leaking oil below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, causing repeated sheens near the site of the disasterous BP oil spill in 2010…” (Read more)

A Multitude of Oysters? Looks Can Be Deceiving
By Emma Bryce, The New York Times. October 25, 2012.
“Watching a professional shuck oysters is hypnotic…” (Read more)

Atchafalaya river may build land
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. October 25, 2012.
“A study lead by a University of Pennsylvania scientist examined the region’s 2011 flood to offer new insights about how diversions off the Mississippi River might help restore Louisiana’s wetlands…” (Read more)