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April 9, 2014, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Louisiana State University entomologist Linda Hooper-Bui holds up a piece of weathered oil she finds while collecting insect and sediment samples in Bay Jimmy, one of the areas hardest hit by the BP oil spill.

Hooper-Bui has been monitoring the declining insect populations since the Macondo well blew out on April 20, 2010. Almost four years since the BP oil spill, Hooper Bui has found a dramatically decreased insect population in the areas the were coated with oil.
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BP Oil Spill, BP Oil Spill 4 Years Later
April 9, 2014,  Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Louisiana State University entomologist Linda Hooper-Bui holds up a piece of weathered oil she finds while collecting insect and sediment samples in Bay Jimmy, one of the areas hardest hit by the BP oil spill. <br />
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Hooper-Bui has been monitoring the declining  insect populations since the Macondo well blew out on April 20, 2010. Almost four years since the  BP oil spill, Hooper Bui has found a dramatically decreased insect population in the areas the were coated with oil.