Recent Land Loss in Mississippi Delta Vastly Exceeds Prehistoric Land Gain (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption Zhixiong Shen (left) and Elizabeth Chamberlain (right) collecting a sample for optical dating along Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana, an abandoned course of the Mississippi River. Credit Anjali Fernandes Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.