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Pinky, the Albino Dolphin of the Calcasieu

For several years we have followed; virtually, if not literally; the travels of Migaloo, an albino humpback whale that has migrated off Australia’s Queensland’s coast since at least 1991. In August we posted about a new young albino humpback which some … Continue reading

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‘Cajun Navy’ to the Rescue During Hurricane Isaac

A wonderful story about private citizens in their own small boats in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, who came the rescue of their neighbors during Hurricane Isaac, guided by often by information from Facebook, earning the nickname, the ‘Cajun navy.’ ‘Cajun Navy’ … Continue reading

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Mariner Energy Oil Platform Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

An oil platform operated by Mariner Energy exploded today near Vermilion Bay in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. One worker was reported injured. No one was killed and no significant oil spill resulted.   Mariner Energy has been involved at least 13 … Continue reading

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Pelicans, Back From Brink of Extinction, Face Oil Threat

Though the pelican is featured on the state flag, by the early 1960s, brown pelicans had been pushed to extinction along the Louisiana Gulf Coast by DDT and other pesticides. In 1968 pelicans were reintroduction to Louisiana from colonies in … Continue reading

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