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



Oil booms deployed to protect the bird rookery at Cat Island, Louisiana, from the Deepwater Horizon spill proved largely ineffective.



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



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



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

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