May 23, 2010
Another depressing day as I got an up-close look at the oil on Grand Isle, LA. This nightmare just gets worse and worse.
The oil on Grand Isle takes on many different forms, from fluid and runny to sticky and thick. It seems to be able to cling to anything. Photo by Kim Hubbard/Audubon
A sanderling was among many birds we saw who had been stained orange with oil. Photo by Kim Hubbard/Audubon
Red waves of oil crested to the beach. Photo by Kim Hubbard/Audubon
David Ringer (left) and Justin Nobel of the National Audubon Society survey the damage at Grand Isle beach. Photo by Kim Hubbard/Audubon
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Grand Isle beach was closed on May 21, 2010, just weeks after its reopening from hurricane damage. Photo by Kim Hubbard/Audubon