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[source] Gerald Herbert/AP

[source] Gerald Herbert/AP

[sourceGerald Herbert/AP

[source] Carolyn Kaster/AP

[source] Gerald Herbert/AP

[source] Oil absorbent material boom lies near oiled rocks at a land bridge 

built by the Louisiana National Guard to stop oil from reaching Elmer's Island 

in Grand Isle, Louisiana, on May 25.

[source] EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson reaches down to scoop a sample of 

oil as she tours affected marshes in Pass a Loutre, Louisiana, on May 24.

Effect on animals


A bird flies above oil off of East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast, June 3.


Workers use a suction hose to remove oil washed
ashore from the Deepwater Horizon spill, Wednesday, June 9, 2010,
in Belle Terre, La. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill coats
marsh grass at the Louisiana coast along Barataria Bay Tuesday, June 8,
2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Memorial crosses symbolizing what is lost due to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill stand in
the front yard of a house in Grand Isle, La., Tuesday, June 1, 2010.
"This is breaking people," property owner Patrick Shay, not pictured,
said of the spill's effect on Grand Isle residents. (AP
Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Steve Gardner of Mobile scrapes oil from the
sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach
in Gulf Shores, Ala., Friday, June 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater
Horizon disaster has started washing ashore on the Alabama and Florida
coast beaches. (AP Photo/Dave

A sign expressing frustration with BP because
of the devastation caused by the oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico
can be seen on side of the road in Grand Isle, Louisiana, June 5,
2010. The US government will respond to complaints that not enough
people are tasked with rescuing creatures soaked in oil from
the Gulf of Mexico spill, a top US official pledged June 4.

A clean-up worker picks up blobs of oil in
absorbent snare on Queen Bess Island at the mouth of Barataria Bay
near the Gulf of Mexico in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, June
4, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal scoops thick oil
with a net as he tours the oil-impacted marsh in Pass a Loutre,
Louisiana, on May 19.

Baby, immature and adult oil stained pelicans
rest on an island in Barataria Bay just inside the coast of
Louisiana, on May 23.

Workers contracted to clean the beach gather for a morning briefing in Grand Isle, Louisiana, on May 30.

If you want to take action, please have a look at the variety of actions on this page of the Seagrant program.

If you are a technical person you might want to know what does BP and all local actor attempt to protect the shore, the wildlife,
the life of people, see next page "recovery methods". If you want to have numbers about this, go back to the "nature" of the spill, first page.

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