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  • La.'s State Bird Imperiled by Oil

    May 19, 2010 9:15 AM

    CALIFORNIA BAY, La. (AP) - Hounded by hunters and fishermen, driven to near-extinction by chemical pollution, the brown pelican has survived a century of human abuse - only to face another challenge from the giant oil spill threatening to devastate the Gulf of Mexico marine environment. The odd-looking seabird with... more »
  • Filling Breach From Pelican Island to Scofield Island

    May 18, 2010 2:39 PM

    Press Release- BURAS, La. - The Louisiana National Guard's 843rd Horizontal Company and 2225th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, started joint operations with 1st Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment by filling one of 16 breaches spanning more than 7 miles from Pelican Island to Scofield Island near Empire, La., May... 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 »
  • Man found shot to death inside vehicle

    February 26, 2010 8:54 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A 31-year-old Jennings man has been found shot to death inside his vehicle parked on a vacant lot. Police reportedly found the body of Kenneth Pelican late Wednesday night in the driver's seat of a vehicle. Police Chief Johnny Lassiter said he had been shot once... more »
  • Brown Pelican removed from endangered species list

    November 11, 2009 3:40 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam Hamilton today announced that the brown pelican, a species once decimated by the pesticide DDT, has recovered and is being removed from the... more »

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