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



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



Aerial view of the oil booms deployed around Queen Bess Island in an attempt to protect it from the Deepwater Horizon spill. They proved largely ineffective in keeping this important bird rookery safe from oil.



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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