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NOAA's Restoration Center Collection
Catalog of Images

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Day break, and the work to harvest quahogs for the spawner sanctuary begins.
Narragansett Bay, RI Spring 1997
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An oil rig blew out spewing crude oil into Timbalier Bay. The rig is surrounded a boom to contain the oil.
Timbalier Bay, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana September 1992
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An oil rig blew out spewing crude oil into Timbalier Bay. The rig is surrounded a boom to contain the oil.
Timbalier Bay, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana September 1992
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East Timbalier Island from the gulf side looking North toward the Bay. This image shows the Greenhill Oil Company facility.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish September 1992
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The Greenhill Oil Company headquarters.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish September 1992
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East Timbalier Island, oiled Spartina alterniflora salt marsh.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish September 1992
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Oiled marsh plants, Salicornia, mangroves and Spartina alterniflora.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish September 1992
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Oiled water.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish September 1992
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This images shows the big gaps in East Timbalier Island left after Hurricane Andrew passed through the area on August 6, 1992. The oil blowout occurred almost one month post hurricane.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish September 1992
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Workers measure the extent of oiling after the blowout.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish September 1992
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East Timbalier Island, booms are placed to contain oil. The island was seriously impacted by Hurricane Andrew, after the oil blow out restoration plans included creating marshes near the breaks in the island to stabilize the island.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish September 1992
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Looking north toward the Bay, Greenhill Production facility to the right.
Timbalier Bay, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana September 1992
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Oiled marsh after the blowout.
Timbalier Bay, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana September 1992
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Oil residue in the marsh.
Timbalier Bay, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana September 1992
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The Bay side of East Timbalier Island, oiled sediments after the blowout.
Timbalier Bay, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana September 1992
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An image showing dredge material that was added to the area in front of the production facility. This area had the largest contiguous remaining marsh after hurricane Andrew passed through. The restoration project conducted with the oil blow out settlement funds created approximately 22 acres of marsh to help stabilize East Timbalier Island.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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A site visit by Terry McTigue of NOAA.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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Post restoration, sediment is placed and then grass is planted in rows to begin colonization.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Spring/Summer 1994
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Unloading Spartina alterniflora plants to begin restoration.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Spring/Summer 1994
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Restoration work underway.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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Restoration work underway.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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Restoration in progress.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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Post restoration, a site visit.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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Post restoration, a site visit.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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Post restoration, a site visit.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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The restoration work consisted of creating "cells" and then filling the cells with dredge materials that would then be planted to stabilize the sediments.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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The restoration project underway.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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The pipeline running across the image is the dredge pipe that pumped sediment into the cells containing the dredge material. A berm is being built to hold sediments in place.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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The pipeline running across the image is the dredge pipe that pumped sediment into the cells containing the dredge material. A berm is being built to hold sediments in place.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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On the gulf side looking back at the Greenhill Production Facility, standing on newly deposited sediment that will provide the substrate to build the marsh.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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The constructed marsh platform ready for planting.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish May 13, 1994
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The constructed marsh platform ready for planting.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish May 13, 1994
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The constructed marsh platform needed to be built to a specific elevation to support the marsh.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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Planted sprigs of Spartina alterniflora
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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Planted sprigs of Spartina alterniflora
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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A post-planting inspection tour by the Trustees.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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New Spartina alterniflora shoots out of a newly planted plug.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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A row of newly planted Spartina alterniflora at the restoration site.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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The early stages of the newly planted restoration area, Trustees inspect.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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The early stages of the newly planted restoration area.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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The second season plants.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Spring 1995
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The second season plants.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Spring 1995
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Planted plugs of Spartina alterniflora, early in the planting process.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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1st season planting.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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Plants after the first growing season now into the second growing season.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa 1995
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Spartina alterniflora was planted at several cell sites around East Timbalier Island. This cell was not very successful. The Spartina did not take well as the platform substrate was determined to be too high for Spartina to flourish.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa 1995
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This image shows the dredging process. Cells are being filled with dredge materials.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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This image shows East Timbalier post hurricane Andrew, pre restoration.
Louisiana, East Timbalier Island, Lafourche Parish Circa January 1994
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This image shows the sheen that occurred after the blow out. It runs through the boom and out the cuts in the island created by Hurricane Andrew.
Timbalier Bay, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Circa 1992
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During the spill at the well blow out site, oil on the Gulf side of East Timbalier Island.
Timbalier Bay, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Circa 1992

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