Sunday, June 6, 2010

Birds frozen in oil: image of a desperate summer

AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey

Oiled pelicans rescued a day earlier from Grand Terre Island and other barrier islands near Grand Isle huddle Friday in a pen at a rescue center near Fort Jackson. Once their condition has stabilized, they will be washed, allowed to dry in a heated room and then moved to outdoor pens with pools. The pelicans were among at least 66 brought to the center Thursday and Friday, and more were expected.

They are the ghastly images of a summer fouled before it started. Squawking seagulls and majestic brown pelicans coated in oil. Click to read more.... from SETH BORENSTEIN
AP Science Writer

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