In this two picture combo, Cat Island, home to hundreds of brown pelican nests as well at terns, gulls and roseate spoonbills, is seen on May 22, 2010, left, as it is impacted by oil from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill just inside the the coast of Louisiana. The second photo, taken April 8, 2011 in the same location, shows dead mangrove stumps sticking out of the water and a heavily eroded shoreline, with much of the mangrove on the island 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, Cat Island, home to hundreds of brown pelican nests as well at terns, gulls and roseate spoonbills, is seen on May 22, 2010, left, as it is impacted by oil from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill just inside the the coast of Louisiana. The second photo, taken April 8, 2011 in the same location, shows dead mangrove stumps sticking out of the water and a heavily eroded shoreline, with much of the mangrove on the island 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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