Barataria Bay


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Barataria Bay

(bărətâr`ēə), SE La., separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Grand and Grand Terre islands. It is linked to the Intracoastal Waterway by a navigable channel. The bay is the center of the Louisiana shrimp industry and is trapped for muskrat furs. Oil and natural gas are found in the area, and the bay region is a major source of sulfur. In the early 19th cent. the bay was the headquarters of Jean LaffiteLaffite, Jean
, c.1780–1826?, leader of a band of privateers and smugglers. The name is often spelled Lafitte. He and his men began operating (1810) off the Baratarian coast S of New Orleans and, after 1817, from the island site of the present city of Galveston, Tex.
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 and his pirates.
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A new initiative - Omega Protein Corporation (Omega) has safely sunk a retired fishing vessel, the Barataria Bay, approximately 20 miles from the mouth of the Pascagoula River, off the coast of Mississippi, as reported in a release published on June 10, 2015.
Oozing oil is a recurring yet elusive problem on the marsh in Barataria Bay, just south of New Orleans.
Coastal study area 3 is the Barataria Bay system, which includes the public grounds of Little Lake, Hackberry Bay, and the Barataria Bay Public Oyster Seed Grounds.
Scientists caught dolphins in Barataria Bay (BB), Louisiana, and a site thought to be uncontaminated, and found that forty-eight per cent dolphins were given a guarded or worse prognosis, and 17 per cent were given poor or grave prognosis, indicating that the marine mammals were not expected to survive, according to Examiner.
NEW YORK: ExxonMobil Pipeline Company said it had shut down a 12-inch pipeline carrying crude after finding an oil sheen in the water near Barataria Bay, Louisiana.
Stations along the northwestside of the delta at the margin of Barataria Bay showed the beginnings of an increase in [[delta].
Water temperatures and salt concentrations from the edge of the continental shelf and as close as the shallows of Chandeleur Sound and Barataria Bay trigger complex movements of sea life, telling them when to spawn and where to feed.
Audubon sightings of oiled birds and their young on islands in Barataria Bay and other Gulf locales suggest that many more will succumb to a variety of stresses, from poisoning to inadequate parenting--whole generations still could still be lost.
On July 7, national Christian, Jewish and Muslim church leaders cruised through the oil-fouled Barataria Bay in Louisiana and came away saying that the BP oil gusher looks to them not only like an accident but also a sin.
In Louisiana's Barataria Bay I've seen miles of oiled wetlands that act as the nurseries and filters of the sea and provide a livelihood for fishermen and their communities.
On a boat tour of Louisiana's Barataria Bay, the delegation witnessed the massive clean-up attempt.
The morning collision in Barataria Bay left a "light sheen" of oil and some natural gas vapours spilling out of the platform, said Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, who is coordinating the government's response to the wider BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.