Birds Suffering from Oil Spill

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Pelicans unable to fly due to being coated with oil. Several pelicans were coated in oil on Barataria Bay off Louisiana, their usually brown and white feathers now jet black. Pelican eggs were glazed with rust-colored gunk, and new hatchlings and nests were also coated with crude. It is unclear if the area can even be cleaned, or if the birds can be saved. Tags: birds marine life pelicans 2010 oil spill