Booms have also been put in place to try to protect sensitive areas such as Bretan Island, La., which is a nesting ground for endangered birds.
According to the government's official response site, more than 3 million feet of booms had been deployed in the Gulf as of Thursday.
May 28, 2010 7:58 AM PDT
Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann
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