May-June, 2010: As oil continues to leak following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, more pictures are emerging of the clean up efforts in the Gulf Coast.
Here, a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle is recovered for clean up.
A public beach in Gulf Shores, AL.
An oil-stained egret in Grand Isle, LA.
Jeff Phillips, Environmental Contaminants Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, rescues a Brown Pelican from the Barataria Bay in Grand Isle, LA.
A Coast Guard crew member looks out at Perdido Pass from the back of a AC-141A plane in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Members of a Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) follow a trail of oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island, LA.
A brown pelican flies passed workers replacing oil soaked boom around Cat Island in Barataria Bay near Grand Isle, LA.
A Kemp’s Ridley turtle swims out from under an oil patch.
A pelican gets cleaned off by a member of the Louisiana State Wildlife Response Team.
Two brown pelicans swim in gulf waters near St. Petersburg, FL, after being released at the Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge.
Brown pelicans await cleaning in a wildlife rehabilitation center in Buras, LA.
Orange Beach, AL.
Dolphins surface for air near a shrimp boat skimming for oil in Grand Isle, LA.
Sea turtle experts clean a small Kemp’s Ridley turtle with a toothbrush.
The controlled burn of oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill
Members of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepare to net an oiled pelican in Barataria Bay, LA.
A helicopter flies over shrimp boats skimming for oil in in Grand Isle, LA.
Oil washed up on the beaches of Ft. Morgan, AL.
Dr. Sharon Taylor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service releases a northern gannet at the Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge near St. Petersburg, FL.
A team of sea turtle experts work to recover oiled and endangered turtles in the Gulf.
Marine science technicians examine a previously identified oil impact zone during a shoreline assessment on Grand Terre Island 2, in Grand Isle, LA.
A Containment boom and sorbent boom block a patch of oil from reaching an island populated by brown and white pelicans in Barataria Bay, LA.
Oil damage on the beach at Gulf Islands National Seashore.
The oil slick, one mile south of Perdido Key, FL.