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  • Last Flock of Oiled Birds Released

    October 7, 2010 10:40 AM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - The pelicans, laughing gulls and a black crowned night heron that were released on Raccoon Island are last major group of oil-leak affected birds to be released in Louisiana after their rehabilitation. On Thursday about 20 people were on hand as the birds flew away. Wednesday's... more »
  • NOAA says sediment on Gulf floor not visibly oiled

    September 30, 2010 10:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal scientists said Thursday they had not found any visible oil on the sea floor around the BP PLC well that spewed hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Other scientists say they have found a layer of oil on the... more »
  • First oiled turtles released in Gulf after rehab

    August 18, 2010 9:04 PM

    CEDAR KEY, Fla. (AP) - The first rehabilitated turtles oiled by BP's massive leak were released back into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, with scientists saying that animals taken in by rescuers - including birds - appear more resilient than first feared. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who... more »
  • Rescue Of Oiled Wildlife

    July 14, 2010 7:10 PM

    The rescue of oiled wildlife impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to be an important mission for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). Working closely with state, federal and contracted forces assembled to rescue birds, sea turtles and marine mammals, LDWF biologists patrol coastal waters and... more »
  • Officials: No dead, oiled birds found in Texas

    June 7, 2010 9:49 AM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - Federal officials responding to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico say no dead, oiled birds have been found in Texas. Authorities at an oil spill command center in Robert, La., said Monday that a tally it released Sunday was incorrect. Petty Officer 1st... more »
  • 60 Oiled Birds, 41 of Them Pelicans, Rescued

    June 4, 2010 9:25 AM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - In one day, the number of oiled birds at Louisiana's rescue station more than doubled. Authorities say 60 birds, including 41 pelicans, were coated with oil on Thursday when strong winds blew a heavy slick from the Gulf of Mexico spill to the rookery at... more »
  • More Turtles Found Oiled

    June 2, 2010 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State biologists and wildlife enforcement agents have rescued four oiled Kemp's Ridley sea turtles off the coast of Grand Isle. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents retrieved the turtles Tuesday. Officials say the turtles were taken to the fisheries research lab in... more »
  • Brown Pelican Found Covered In Oil

    May 14, 2010 11:52 AM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists found an oiled Brown Pelican, Louisiana's official state bird, on the rocks along Bayou Rigaud, across from Sand Dollar Marina on Thursday, May 13. Biologists collected the pelican and brought it to veterinarians for rehabilitation. The Brown Pelican is Louisiana's official state bird,... more »
  • Oiled Bird 1st to be Treated at Ala. Rescue Center

    May 14, 2010 9:41 AM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - Bird rescue workers say a royal tern found on a Mississippi barrier island is the first oiled bird to be treated at a rescue center in Alabama. Jay Holcomb, spokesman for the rescue groups, says it was caught on Horn Island and brought Wednesday to... more »

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