Friday, April 30


As the oil spill gets closer to the Gulf Coast, wildlife, wetlands and livelihoods are in danger. We've captured quite a few stories of people who spend their days working on the water, and we think of them now as their way of life is threatened once again.

People like Frank Parker, a seventh-generation shrimper in Biloxi, Mississippi. His story is part of our recent project documenting Biloxi's ethnic shrimping communities.

And A. L. Quick, who has been tonging for oysters in the Apalachicola Bay since he was a teenager. His story is part of our project documenting the seafood industry along Florida's Forgotten Coast.

Our thoughts are with them, their families, and all of the people who make their living on the water.