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Rescuers struggle to save oil-soaked pelicans

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/08/2010

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Tina Susman and Christopher Goffard

"Reporting from Queen Bess Island Pelican Rookery The rocky island off Grand Isle was intended as a haven for brown pelicans, a centerpiece of environmentalists' efforts to rescue Louisiana's state bird from the federal endangered species list. "On Monday, wildlife rescue workers came to the Queen Bess Island Pelican Rookery to capture the giant birds as oil from BP's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico despoiled the state's largest pelican sanctuary. "A man in a canoe paddled near the shoreline, nudging the oil-covered birds into deeper water, where big boats motored up, their bird-catching crews leaning over the sides. They cast their nets in quick swoops, then twisted them to snare the pelicans safely inside so they could be lifted from the water and shoved into waiting animal carriers." Read on...
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"Rescuers struggle to save oil-soaked pelicans", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2010. Consulté le 20/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/rescuers-struggle-to-save-oil-soaked-pelicans