Cat Island is in rough shape after the BP oil spill, according to researchers.
It’s been five years since the BP oil spill, but the impact is ongoing. Cat Island is a refuge that was established to conserve, restore, and manage native forested wetland habitats for migratory birds.
Cat Island was once flourishing with wildlife, but take a look at it now.
The state of the island is very fragile, and diminishing quickly. Since there are no roots left from the mangroves, the island is eroding quickly.
Most of the birds that bred there return every year, but since the state of the island has diminished, they don’t stop and breed there any longer. Since the birds aren’t breeding, the state of the species is in trouble.