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Oil spill update from the field: Can rice fields help prevent Gulf birds from getting oiled? | Audubon Magazine Blog

Oil spill update from the field: Can rice fields help prevent Gulf birds from getting oiled? | Audubon Magazine Blog.

This blog looks at the importance of rice fields in Louisiana as a food source for migratory birds who winter in the Gulf of Mexico.  Even without the Gulf Oil Spill, wetlands and rice fields are disappearing from Louisiana at an alarming rate.  Every 38 minutes by some estimates a football sized area of wetlands is lost.

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