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Updated Below Pelicans used to flock to Cat Island in Louisiana to nest, but it was one of many islands that was heavily damaged by the oil spill. The island, once full of mangroves and pelican nests, has degraded as […] Read more >
From the first days of the Gulf oil disaster in 2010 when it publicly underestimated the oil gusher’s flow rate by 50 times, BP has always lived in a state of denial. But as the Gulf oil disaster approaches the […] Read more >
The National Wildlife Federation has already documented repeated incidents of trouble reporting oiled wildlife to the BP Wildlife Distress Hotline. More than two months into the BP oil disaster, we continue to hear stories of frustration from our volunteers & […] Read more >
Jaime Matyas is NWF’s Executive’s Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. She is in Louisiana this week with NWF’s on the ground team touring areas devastated by the oil spill. Here is the second report from her trip out on […] Read more >
Doug described seeing a brown pelican with its wings dirtied by heavy brown oil. The bird was preening in an attempt to clean itself off.
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