Barrier islands’ health crucial to Gulf Coast economy

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Published: October 23,2011

Tags: Barrier Islands, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Ship Island

Two of the state’s four barrier islands, which are the keys to both the Coast’s ecology and economy, are in jeopardy, and state and federal agencies are now in a race with time and nature to reverse the damage.

The operation is focused on the most threatened island, Ship Island, but authorities are also worried about…

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