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Jun 28, 2010 8:08 PM by Chris Welty

More Than 70 Pelicans to be Released in Georgia

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says about
72 pelicans cleaned up from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be
released on Tuesday in Georgia.
It says they'll be flown from New Orleans International Airport
to Brunswick Golden Isles Airport.
From there, a caravan will taken them to the Brunswick Coast
Guard Station for release on the Georgia coast.
This is the largest release since the first oiled bird - a
gannet - was found April 27. And it's the first in Georgia.
Last Wednesday, 62 pelicans were released on the Texas coast,
three days after 38 were released there. Earlier releases were in
Florida or - for a few marsh birds - in Louisiana, away from the
coast.

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