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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1) with total reef area within each basin ranging from ~369 acres in Barataria Bay to ~690,000 acres in the Pontchartrain Basin (LDWF 2015).
Non-oiled or reference sites were located in Bay Sans Bois and Bayou Dulac in Barataria Bay; oiled sites were located in Bay Batiste and Bay Jimmy in Barataria Bay.
Researchers used NASAs annual mapping to analyze shoreline loss across most of upper Barataria Bay, located on the western side of the Mississippi River Delta.
Members of the Consular Corps of New Orleans met and mingled with Filipino immigrants who have sunk roots in the Pelican State, many of whom, like the first Filipino settlers in the Barataria Bay, have intermarried with native-born Americans.
Crab fishers (http://www.ibtimes.com/bp-oil-spill-has-lasting-economic-toll-five-years-after-deepwater-horizon-explosion-1883832) report that they don't catch nearly as much as they used to, beaches in Louisiana and elsewhere still get covered in thick globs of oil occasionally and, in places like Barataria Bay in Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana, the spill had the effect of killing off most or all of its oyster reefs and driving away tourism.
Oozing oil is a recurring yet elusive problem on the marsh in Barataria Bay, just south of New Orleans.
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.com.
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.
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.