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How Oil Affects Birds and Other Wildlife

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Birds are especially threatened by oil. When oil gets on birds’ feathers, it can create all kinds of problems...

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Rescue efforts!

Rescue efforts! | Pelicans and the crisis | Scoop.it

The Pelicans are coming in weak, thin, disoriented and sometimes tangled in fishing tackle, pierced with fishing hooks and even covered with fish oil from fish cleaning stations in harbors along the west coast...

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Rescued Pelicans Return to the Wild, Get a Second Chance

Rescued Pelicans Return to the Wild, Get a Second Chance | Pelicans and the crisis | Scoop.it

449 Pelicans, to be brought in, and counting...

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Brown pelicans dying from fish oil contamination

Juvenile brown pelicans are dying on the North Coast -- not from a virus or bacteria -- but from becoming covered in fish oil, a substance that harms the birds feathers. They lose the ability to remain waterproof. More birds are expected to be brought in...

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