Calif. photographer Bobby Moon and writer Frank Brightwell offered these insights on their Eight Days in the Gulf spent around Dauphin Island/Gulf Shores, Ala. Click for more.
Photographer Drew Wheelan highlights the detour that a snowy plover had to take around tarballs on the beach at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama. Click for more.
Photographer Drew Wheelan captured this image in September of a snowy plover surrounded by tarballs on the beach at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama. Click to learn more…
Photographer Kris Krug and the folks at the TedX Oil Spill expedition took some outstanding photographs in the summer that chronicled life during the middle of the oil disaster, like this June 15 shot at Perdido Beach, Ala. Click for more.
Photographer Kris Krug and the folks at the TedX Oil Spill expedition took some outstanding photographs in the summer that chronicled life during the middle of the oil disaster, like this June 15 shot at Perdido Beach, Ala., of oil surfing into the shore. Click for more.
Contracted workers load bags of excess boom from the beaches around Coffee Island, Ala., onto an airboat on Sept. 10, 2010. Coast Guard photo. Click to learn more.
Two Great Blue Herons were released Aug. 21 at the 6,150-acre Gulf State Park on Shelby Lake near Gulf Shores, Ala.
Miles Maduri, a deckhand aboard the 32-foot boat Bubble Chaser waits to pull boom into the boat, Aug. 6, 2010, near Mobile, Ala. Click to learn more.
Tammy Pruitt of Marshall, Texas, took this photo showing oil hugging the Gulf coast earlier this month during a flight to Dallas as the jet passed near the Florida-Alabama border. Click photo or headline to learn more.
These children look at the Gulf of Mexico at sunset from a berm on Dauphin Island, Ala. Click on photo or headline to learn more. Photo copyrighted by Paul Zoeller. Used by permission.
Two newly-cleaned brown pelicans stretch their wings after being released July 12 at Gulfside City Park in Sanibel Island, Fla. Click headline or photo for more.
Take a look at this no swimming advisory at Dauphin Island, Ala., recorded July 5 by QuikSilver1850. Click headline or photo to learn more.
“Kung Fu Bonanza” snapped this photo of a shovel mired in oil gunk on July 2 at the south end of Gulf Shores Parkway beach at Gulf Shores, Ala. Click photo or headline to learn more.
American Birding Association photographer Drew Wheelan spotted this dead minnow on a spatter of oil at Orange Beach, Ala., on June 24. Click photo or headline to see more.
Fairhope, Ala., resident Skipper Tonsmeire sent along this June 17 photo of shrimp boats helping to skim oil out of the Gulf near Perdido Key. Click photo or headline for more. See our NEWS section for a new commentary about BetterGulf.org.
Tennessee photographer Amy Jacobs sent this photo of a crab in a seeming standoff with tarballs on the beach at Gulf Shores, Ala. Click photo or headline to see more.
This aerial photo near Perdido Pass at the Alabama-Florida border on the Gulf is said to show “incomplete and ineffective booms.” Click the headline or image for more.
“My daughters were so sad over the oil when it finally hit on the day before we were to leave for home.”
Locally and across the country, people are frustrated that things are moving so slowly. They don’t know how to get out of the Groundhog Day-like water torture of oil — the slow, constant landfall of everything from tarballs and goo-covered detritus to oily seaweed and occasional globs of muck.
Oil washed ashore at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on June 5, as captured by this image taken by American Birding Association’s Drew Wheelan.
A photo essay of people dealing with the Gulf spill on June 5, 2010.
JUNE 5, 2010 — Take a look at the protection (duct tape, rubber booties and gloves) offered to these workers who were spotted picking up a few pea-sized tarballs on Dauphin Island, Ala.
Alabama fisherman Peck Thompson, 77, catches a croaker from Mobile Bay near Jemison’s Bait-N-Tackle just north of Dauphin Island early Saturday.