By many measures, fishing off the Louisiana coast is worse this year – but that's part of a long-term trend. The Gulf oil spill might be a factor, but perhaps not the primary one.
When park ranger Leanne Sarco saw oil-covered hermit crabs on the Louisiana beaches, she started her own project to clean and save them.
As many as 10 percent of claims submitted to BP following the Gulf oil spill may be fraudulent. BP has refined its claims process with an eye toward greater verification.