Saving Pelican 895

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HBO’s new documentary “SAVING PELICAN 895.” Directed by Academy-Award nominee Irene Taylor Brodsky (HBO’s “The Final Inch” and “Hear and Now”) the film is the story of the 895th pelican to be rescued and rehabilitated by a dedicated team of wildlife experts and everyday people, many of whom travel the world responding to oil disasters. The Brown Pelican, the state bird of Louisiana, has endured a turbulent history along the Louisiana Coast.

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. Tags: birds marine life pelicans 2010 oil spill It's the Exxon Valdez all over again.

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Oil to Hit US Shore Either this Sunday or Monday

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The animals threatened most by the spill are bluefin tuna, sea turtles, brown pelicans, shrimp and sharks. That's when the full impact of the oil spill on wildlife will be seen. Right now, there are still no confirmed deaths due to the spill, but rescue groups are gearing up for the worst.

The Unknown Costs of the Oil Spill

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There are many animals that are "charisma species" that capture our attention, like pelicans and turtles, but what about the animals farther down on the food chain that we don't see. This post on Mongabay.com discusses whether we'll ever know the full extent of the oil spill's impact on wildlife. They may not be cute and charismatic, but they are the ones that support those that are.

Another Depressing Oil Spill Story!

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With some 400 species estimated to be at risk — from the tiniest oil-eating bacteria to shrimp and crabs, endangered sea turtles, brown pelicans and sperm whales — experts say the impact of oil and chemical dispersants on the food chain has already begun, and could grow exponentially. “A It's the "gift" that keeps on giving. From the Khaleej Times Online/AFP.