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Jun 23, 2010 11:29 AM by Melissa Canone

Largest release of pelicans so far

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - Sixty-two brown pelicans en route to
Texas aboard two Coast Guard cargo planes would be the largest
release so far of pelicans rehabilitated after being contaminated
in the continuing BP oil spill.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Nancy Brown says the pelicans
were scheduled to arrive Wednesday at the Aransas (uh-RAN'-zuhs)
County Airport and be released at the nearby Aransas National
Wildlife Refuge, about 175 miles south of Houston.
Brown says officials released 38 brown pelicans at the refuge
Sunday.
The April 20 rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana
left 11 workers dead.

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