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Gulf Islands National Seashore

Looking At Gulf Islands National Seashore: What's Threatened By Oil Disaster?

Dotted with pristine barrier islands, rich with fisheries and wildlife habitat, and lined with mile after mile after mile of blinding white-sand beaches, Gulf Islands National Seashore is a popular destination for both wildlife and human visitors. Threatening to mar this setting is a slowly growing slick of oil spewing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

Crews At Gulf Islands National Seashore Continue To Take Precautions Against Oil

While some barrier islands along the Louisiana coastline were being coated with an oily slick Sunday from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the barrier islands and mainland shores of Gulf Islands National Seashore still were oil-free, according to the National Park Service.

Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to List Loggerhead Turtle Species As Endangered

Loggerhead sea turtles, one of four turtle species that have come ashore to nest from Cape Hatteras National Seashore south to Gulf Islands National Seashore, are not doing well, population-wise. The species currently is being proposed for listed as "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act.
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Man of War

Sometimes the most intriguing photographs are right at your feet. In this case, it's a good thing that Brooke Merrill, a Park Service employee, spotted this man-of-war jellyfish with her eyes, not her feet.

The photo was captured in Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Brooke Merrill

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