New Orleans LA Marsh and Welands impact on Gulf Coast
In order to increase awareness of the impact the Louisiana wetlands have on the Gulf of Mexico, West Freeman has just released a photographic representation shot between the years of 2006 to 2011.
The Louisiana marsh contains 40% of the coastal wetlands found in the lower 48 states, but suffers 80 % of the loss! That is over 34 sq. miles a year! Three quarters of the Northern Gulf of Mexoco's fish and aquatic like like: shrimp, blue crab, oyester, redfish on up to the larger species of yellowfin tuna , red snapper & swordfish are loosing essential breeding grounds as the saltwater intrusion kills off the grasses shrubs & oaks. Come see erosion examples in this presentation for yourself.
As the wetlands disappear the upland is left exposed by the loss of the protective hurricane buffer the marsh provide.
From a mere economic standpoint the impact is devastating! The Greater Port of New Orleans handles more cargo tonnage than any other port in the nation.
Posted By: iceskatingraleighcom561 on February 27, 2012 at 9:14 am