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A Week at the B[P]each, Featuring an Oiled Pelican, Tarballs, Contaminated Sand

Posted by havealittletalk on August 12, 2010

The story no longer makes the home page of the New York Times [accessed 11:00 am, 8/12/10] but the devastation of the BP Deepwater Horizon spill continues. These images are from the US Coast Guard’s Deepwater Horizon Response online gallery, as are the captions. Graphics, audio and visual files, and recordings of the investigation hearings are all there for the download.

I’ve highlighted the dates of these pictures to show you what a week at the beach (July 31 to August 10) during the height of the summer season looks like this year. Even my tag list is depressing: oiled pelican, tarballs, oiled beaches, sand washer machine, contaminated sand.

100810-G-2719B-001 - Oiled pelican recovered on Raccoon Island

RACCOON ISLAND, La. – Petty Officer 3rd Class Allison Amivisca, a marine science technician and field observer in Cocodrie, La., recovers an oiled pelican from the water near Racoon Island, Aug. 10, 2010. The pelican was then shipped to a bird rehabilitation center in Fort Jackson, La., where it will be treated and rehabilitated for its release back into the wild. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw. 100810-G-2719B-001

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Just Another Day at the B[P]each: Oiled Birds, Dead Birds, & More!

Posted by havealittletalk on June 4, 2010

I’ll let the Coast Guard’s own captions explain these pictures. You can find many more, as well as videos, at the Coast Guard site.


GRAND ISLE, La. – An oiled reddish egret walks along a beach in Grand Isle, La., May 20, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident began washing up on beaches here exactly one month after the drilling unit exploded. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley. [100520-G-8744K-006]

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More from Haiti

Posted by havealittletalk on January 20, 2010

These images are in the public domain because they were taken by US military personnel to document relief efforts in Haiti. Captions are also taken from these sites; italics indicate that they are verbatim. Several are from the Coast Guard’s website; the others are from the Navy’s. These are just a tiny sampling of growing collections at both sites. 

Isn’t this amazing? Imagine being a rescue swimmer for the Coast Guard and finding yourself delivering a baby on a flight deck. Well done, guys. 

 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – An Air Station Clearwater, Fla., helicopter crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma assisted in the delivery of a male Haitian newborn on the cutter Jan. 16, 2010. A pregnant Haitian citizen went into labor on the flight deck as the helicopter was refueling aboard the cutter. The rescue swimmer from Coast Guard HH-60 helicopter CG6024 then delivered the five-pound newborn. The mother and child were taken to a hospital in Cap Haitien, Haiti for further medical treatment and were in good condition. Tahoma was transferring Haitian citizens to Cap Haitien from Port-au-Prince for medical assistance when the woman went into labor. U.S. Coast Guard photo. [100116-G-0000X-001 (top); 100115-G-0000X-002]  

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