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Bolivar oil seepage cluster of pipes
"A cluster of pipes came up from the ground, pointing at the gulf like a hand with all the fingers stuck together. Viewed from a distance, a colt revolver."   Photo by Katie Oxford
Bolivar oil seepage, East side of State Highway 124 between High Island and the beach.
Murky waters along the east side of State Highway 124 between High Island and the beach: What does it mean? Photo by Katie Oxford
Ditch along Highway 87 near work site of Bolivar oil seepage
A ditch along Highway 87 near the work site of the Bolivar oil seepage didn't look pretty. Photo by Katie Oxford
Bolivar oil seepage, equipment body of water and beach beyond
On a picture-perfect day, a piece of equipment rises up near the Gulf — ominous or innocent? Photo by Katie Oxford
Pipes leading to Gulf at Bolivar Peninsula
"A cluster of pipes came up from the ground, pointing straight at the Gulf like a hand with all the fingers stuck together." Photo by Katie Oxford