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Andrew Barron

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Andrew is the Water Quality Program Coordinator for the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP). In this position, he sometimes writes about cultural heritage in addition to working on various scientific projects, including water quality.

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Source: www.biodiversitylibrary.org

Mark Catesby produced the first published account of the flora and fauna of North America, including color plates of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, mammals, and plants. more

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Mark Catesby, UNC Chapel Hill, Biodiversity Heritage Library

Louis Judice, the longest serving commandant of Spanish Louisiana, took a one-month journey on a pirogue to document the "Lafourche des Chitimachas" area. more

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The first Spanish governor of Louisiana was also an explorer, among about a dozen other things.  more

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This sixteenth-century naturalist made some of the first descriptions of Native American cultures, flora, fauna, geology, and geography in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. more

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