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Endangered in the Gulf (2014)

Alive! In America's Delta



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-03-18

Duration: 00:26:46

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | Wildlife conservation | Nature | Endangered Species | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010


  • Melton, Christina Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Allen, Gary Photographer
  • Carroll, Mark Photographer
  • Esneault, Mike Composer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Allen, Gary Editor
  • Bierman, Bruce Photographer
  • Hickerson, Emma Photographer
  • Walker, Al Photographer
  • Goodman, John Narrator
  • Felder, Daryl Interviewee
  • Seymour, Michael Interviewee
  • Carloss, Michael Interviewee
  • Kaeser, Adam Interviewee
  • Phillips, Catherine Interviewee
  • Schexnayder, Mark Interviewee
  • Ruth, Tim Interviewee
  • Gregory, Beau Interviewee
  • Wibbels, Thane Interviewee
  • Coleman, Andrew Interviewee
  • MacLean, Bob Interviewee
  • Tumlin, Mandy Interviewee
  • Waters, Natalie Interviewee
  • Schwacke, Lori Interviewee
  • Baker, Mary Interviewee
  • Berry, Rusty Interviewee


This episode of the series “Alive! In America’s Delta” from March 18, 2014, focuses on the work of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and their partner agencies to protect the endangered species that live in the northern Gulf of Mexico. It covers: the Gulf of Mexico’s unique ecosystem; the marine, mammal, and bird species that live in the region; the threats to their habitats; the ongoing research on the long-term environmental impact of the 2010 BP Oil Spill; LDWF’s successful reintroduction of the brown pelican; the ongoing efforts to save the Gulf sturgeon, the Florida manatee, and the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle; and the ongoing monitoring of the health of the bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay that were impacted by the BP Oil Spill. It includes interviews with: Dr. Daryl Felder, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Michael Seymour, LDWF; Michael Carloss, LDWF; Dr. Adam Kaeser and Catherine Phillips, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Mark Schexnayder, LDWF; Tim Ruth, LDWF; Beau Gregory, LDWF; Dr. Thane Wibbels, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Dr. Andrew Coleman, Institute for Marine Mammal Studies; Dr. Bob MacLean, Audubon Nature Institute; Mandy Tumlin, LDWF; Natalie Waters, dolphin enthusiast; Dr. Lori Schwacke and Dr. Mary Baker of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Dr. Rusty Berry, LDWF. Narrator: John Goodman