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Gulf oil spill: Animals at risk

By: Sarah Hicks on May 1, 2010, 8:04 a.m.
Barrier island off coast of Louisiana

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Barrier islands

Audubon has designated several important bird areas in the region for their essential habitat value to bird species lie within potentially affected areas. Those under immediate threat include the Chandeleur Islands and Gulf Islands National Seashore in Louisiana and Mississippi, and the Active Delta in Louisiana, which includes Delta National Wildlife Refuge and Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area.