Oil Spill Hits Gulf Coast Habitats

National Geographic: The elegant yet fragile brown pelican--removed from the U.S. endangered species list just last year--is the animal that conservationists fear may come to symbolize the damage to wildlife as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill advances over its marshy habitat. In nesting season, the birds lie in the direct path of what officials fear may become one of the biggest oil spills in the nation's history. Even though the state bird of Louisiana, once on the brink of extinction, has recovered ......

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