La.’s state bird, brown pelican, imperiled by oil

Associated Press: 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 a distinctive pouch beneath its foot-long bill was removed from the federal endangered species list only last November. Now its recovery could be undermined by millions of gallons of oil polluting ......

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