David Chauvin Jr. lowers the oil boom while testing out the rigging. Matt Stamey/The Houma Courier hide caption

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The eggs are layered with moist sand to cushion their journey. Share the Beach volunteers use counters to make sure all 127 eggs from this loggerhead nest are accounted for. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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The efforts of Gov. Bobby Jindal to get the BP oil spill cleaned up have helped his popularity among Louisiana voters. Here, Jindal speaks on a command post boat in Barataria Bay, off Grand Isle, La. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A shrimp-trawler gets a high-powered spray wash after spending a day skimming oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard has set up dozens of offshore decontamination stations like this one south of Mobile Bay. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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BP workers shovel oil and sand along a 700-yard long strip of oil that washed up on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Friday. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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The Gulf's blue waters are streaked with reddish tendrils of oil. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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