Gulf Coast bird colonies at risk from oil spill

Reuters: For the birds that nest in the fragile marshes, swamps and barrier islands of the U.S. Gulf Coast, the timing of a massive oil slick threatening the shore could not be worse. On the Chandeleur Islands -- a chain of islands off the Louisiana coast where an oil spill from last month's offshore oil rig explosion could hit shore as early as Tuesday -- about 3,000 brown pelicans, Louisiana's state bird, are nesting and laying eggs. "They are right in the middle of having eggs ......

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