The flock of pelicans taking flight along the shore of Lake Raccourci in coastal Terrebonne Parish was a picture-perfect moment. But behind them was a disturbing sight on the shoreline: the edge of the marsh dead, with black clumps of oil tangled in the grass, strangling it. "After the grass dies, then it is going to go further in with the high tide," said fisherman Russell Dardar.
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