Before Hurricane Katrina a mile long beach existed at the mouth of South Pass.  Today the beach is gone.

Pilot Town ia located at the confluence of the three channels in the Belize, or Bird Foot, Delta. Ships come up the channel and exchange the bar pilot for a river pilot who will guide them up river to New Orleans or Baton Rouge. Image courtesy of Sheli Smith, Lophelia II 2009: Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs and Wrecks.

Lophelia II 2009

Lophelia II 2009: September 5 Log

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery

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