De-oiled Pelicans Released In Florida


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircrew from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., transports 21 brown pelicans and 11 northern gannets oiled near the coasts of Louisiana and Alabama to Fort Myers, Florida, July 12, 2010. The rehabilitated birds were then transported by van to Gulfside City Park on Sanibel Island, Florida, for release, a joint venture between multiple agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Judy L. Silverstein.

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