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Baby Reddish egrets in the nest on a barrier island in Barrataria Bay in Plaquimens Parish, Louisiana as tide rises. The barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico are threaten by coastal erosion that was sped up since the BP oil spill which killed the grass and mangrove trees which hold the islands together. Plaquimens Parish started it's own coastal restoration projecta for island with bird rookeries on them ahead of the Restore the Coast Act for fear there would be too little of the island left to save.
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Julie Dermansky
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Birds of Louisiana, Plaquemines Barrier Islands, Cat Island and other Barrier Islands, Birds, BP Oil Spill
Baby Reddish egrets in the nest on a barrier island in Barrataria Bay in Plaquimens Parish, Louisiana as tide rises. The barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico are threaten by coastal erosion that was sped up  since  the BP oil spill which killed the grass and mangrove trees which hold the islands together. Plaquimens Parish started it's own coastal restoration projecta for island with  bird rookeries on them ahead of the  Restore the Coast Act for fear there would be too little of the island left to save.