In this two picture combo, nesting terns and pelicans are seen on Cat Island on May 22, 2010, left, as oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacts the shore of an island in Barataria Bay, just inside the the coast of Lousiana. The island is home to hundreds of brown pelican nests as well at terns, gulls and roseate spoonbills. The second photo taken on April 8, 2011 near the same location, shows the shoreline heavily eroded, and the lush marsh grass and mangrove trees mostly dead or dying. Biologists from the Louisiana Department of Fish and Wildlife say this is largely because the island was completely overwashed by the oil, and poorly maintained oil booms contributed to the damage as well.

AP Photo/ Gerald Herbert

In this two picture combo, nesting terns and pelicans are seen on Cat Island on May 22, 2010, left, as oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacts the shore of an island in Barataria Bay, just inside the the coast of Lousiana. The island is home to hundreds of brown pelican nests as well at terns, gulls and roseate spoonbills. The second photo taken on April 8, 2011 near the same location, shows the shoreline heavily eroded, and the lush marsh grass and mangrove trees mostly dead or dying. Biologists from the Louisiana Department of Fish and Wildlife say this is largely because the island was completely overwashed by the oil, and poorly maintained oil booms contributed to the damage as well.

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