Gulf Oil Cleanup Crews Trample Nesting Birds

National Geographic: Standing on a white-sand beach at Florida's Gulf Islands National Seashore Thursday, blotchy stains from the Gulf oil spill could be seen creeping past the red-lettered "keep out" signs meant to protect nesting shorebirds. And, according to conservationists, some oil-cleanup crews are having trouble heeding the warnings, too. From April to August each year, rare shorebirds such as the piping plover and least tern lay nests of two to three eggs directly on the softly undulating, ......

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