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An aerial of heavily oiled marshlands surrounded by oil booms in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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A clean up crew hired by BP tries to sop oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, along the shoreline on Queen Bess island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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Oil booms were deployed to defend Cat Island, Louisiana (an important bird rookery) from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. They proved largely ineffective.

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Portrait of a dead sea turtle, covered in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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A former shrimping boat now trawls for oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill coats marshes on a barrier island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. Once oiled this heavily, marsh grasses will die.

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Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill coats marshes on a barrier island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. Once oiled this heavily, marsh grasses will die.

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An underwater view of surface oil in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, from the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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An underwater view of surface oil in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, from the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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An oiled white ibis (Eudocimus albus) lifts off from a rookery on a barrier island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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A thick oil slick, from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, covers the water in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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A boat pulls booms over the water in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, cleaning up oil from the Deepwater Horizon Spill.

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Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill washed ashore on Queen Bess Island, Louisiana in Barataria Bay.

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Joel Sartore, on assignment for National Geographic magazine, while photographing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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A clean up crew hired by BP tries to sop oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, along the shoreline on Queen Bess island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. The bird was taken to a rehab center.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. The bird was taken to a rehab center.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. The bird was taken to a rehab center.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. The bird was taken to a rehab center.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. The bird was taken to a rehab center.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. The bird was taken to a rehab center.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. The bird was taken to a rehab center.

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Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) and their chicks, covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Cat island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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A dead bait fish in a gloved hand covered with crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. This fish was found on the top of a thick oil slick.

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A dead bait fish in a gloved hand covered with crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. This fish was found on the top of a thick oil slick.

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A dead sea turtle floating in an oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon spill, in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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Oil booms ring Cat island to protect it from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The island is an important bird rookery, in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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Severely-oiled pelican chicks (with non-oiled chicks behind them) on Cat island in Barrataria Bay, Louisiana.

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