American Zombie Visits the Spill…Anatomy of an Oil Spill, Part I

Now that the well is reportedly capped…reportedly…it would seem a collective sigh of relief is in order.  That is if you don’t stop to think about the damage already done.  In the past few days, I had the grand opportunity to survey some of that damage. I have had the good fortune of being able…

Raccoon Island BP Oil Pelican Die-off – the photos

It seems that as everyone is focused on Tropical Storm Bonnie and her impacts on the cap over the Macondo Well, forgotten is what the oil already spilled is doing to the wildlife of the Gulf Region. The largest Brown Pelican rookery exists on Raccoon Island and the oil has come ashore. British Petroleum is…

Before We Get Too Happy With Ourselves BP, Take A Look At Raccoon Island

In one of the largest nesting areas for seabird off the Louisiana Coast, the oil has come ashore. At least 300 brown pelicans and hundreds of terns have been seen with everything from spots of oil to complete coverage…all of it fatal as even spots prevent the birds from regulating their body temperature. These bird…