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Editors’ Trip to the Gulf

As oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill made its way to shore, three Coastal Living editors took a trip to Mobile, Alabama, in May 2010 to find out firsthand how the region was preparing for its arrival.

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Gulf Coast Plane Ride

Gulf Coast Plane Ride

On the morning of day two, editor Sara Peterson and assistant features editor Sarah Latta took a three-hour flight in a single-engine plane to see the scope of the spill from the air.  SouthWings, a nonprofit organization that spreads the word of conservation through environment-focused flights, provided the tour. 


From left: assistant features editor Sarah Latta, SouthWings pilot Dan Luke, and editor Sara Peterson


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