Text and photos by Carl Safina After flying to the site of the blowout, I drove to Grand Isle, Louisiana. Everywhere across the extensive marshes, in any sweep of view, tools of the oil industry pierced the skyline. Oil has hit heavily here. And the residents are not happy. Who can blame them?
Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out
Text and photos by Carl Safina On June 10, I returned to ground zero, the site of the ongoing oil blowout. James Fox shot this video. I took still pictures. The Delta in Louisiana is astonishing in many ways, not least that people live so aquatic an existence in a place so fraught with lethal […]
Text and photos by Carl Safina During the second week of June, I got a boat to take me out Alabama’s Perdido Pass and into the open Gulf. We were interested in rumors of dead fish floating 15 miles from shore. We saw some very light slicks close to shore. Schools of False Albacore (Little […]
Text and photos by Carl Safina By the second week of June, oil began hitting the beaches of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle At Dauphin Island, Alabama, beachgoers tried to enjoy the sun and water while workers “cleaned” the beach with shovels. Look at the incredible amount of plastic waste they’re generating. “Safetly rules” dictated […]
Recently, Blue Ocean Institute’s Dr. Carl Safina, appeared on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Comedy Central series, “The Colbert Report,” touted by The New York Times as “one of the best television shows of the year.” Toxic Soup & Petroleum Patties? After spending much of the past month in the Gulf of Mexico, Safina addressed […]
This sign must be posted conspicuously by essentially every commercial boat in the Gulf of Mexico, and in fact the whole U.S. A. As Bob Dylan wrote,“Steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and they make you king.”