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Gulf Oil Spill Media Coverage

Oil spill news coverage related to Ducks Unlimited
  • Oil spill causing trouble in paradise for hunters, anglers, guides

    July 7, 2010 – DU supporter Capt. Ryan Lambert and DU scientist Dr. Tom Moorman discuss the impacts the Gulf oil spill may have on fishermen, guides and others who depend on the coastal marshes for their livelihood.

    Read more at kansascity.com
  • CNN – Ducks Unlimited: Oil threatens millions of birds

    June 11, 2010 – Oil could turn Gulf marshlands into open water and affect millions of migratory birds for generations, Tom Moorman, the senior science official and leader of the oil spill task force for Ducks Unlimited said Friday.

    Read more at CNN.com
  • Field & Stream – More Bad News for Ducks in the Gulf

    June 11, 2010 – Louisiana's coastal marshes were gradually losing their ability to support waterfowl long before the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but the oil is only going to make things worse, according to the results of a study released today.

    Read more at FieldandStream.com
  • The Outdoor Wire – DU Member Will Testify on Impact of Oil Spill to Sportsmen

    June 10, 2010 – he voice of America's sportsmen and women will be shared with Congress in regards to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill's impact on the Gulf Coast. Thursday, the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife, led by Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo of Guam, will hold an oversight hearing on "Our Natural Resources at Risk: The Short and Long Term Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill."

    The House committee has invited Capt. Ryan Lambert, a Ducks Unlimited member and member of the Louisiana Charter Boat Association, to testify at the oversight hearing. Lambert is from southeast Louisiana and makes his living guiding sportsmen in the bays and marshes of the Gulf Coast.

    Read more at TheOutdoorWire.com
  • The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) – Gulf oil spill gums up Ducks Unlimited projects

    June 7, 2010 – A faint sheen of oil colors the water and there's a whiff of sweet crude in the air, but what bothers Jerry Holden [DU director of conservation programs, south Mississippi Flyway] the most is what's happening deep in the tall reeds.

    There, a thick layer of oil coats the base of the Roseau cane, the prolific plant that literally holds the landscape together here in the delicate marshes at the mouth of the Mississippi River. It doesn't bode well for the cane that anchors the soil and provides the foundation for an intricate web of habitats for creatures ranging from migratory waterfowl to tiny aquatic species.

    Read more at CommercialAppeal.com
  • Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.) – Oil spill bodes ill for S.D. waterfowl

    June 5, 2010 – Right now, it's nearly impossible to say what effect the world's worst-ever oil spill will have on migratory bird populations, conservationists say.

    But about 4.7 million ducks historically have wintered in the Mississippi River coastal marshes of southeastern Louisiana, said Tom Moorman, director of conservation planning for Ducks Unlimited Southern Region.

    Read more at ArgusLeader.com

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