Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Oil Spill update

Received via Twitter, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service update on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Bottom line, up to 20 National Wildlife Refuges could potentially be affected by the spill, including the Breton Island NWR, the second oldest in the country. Ground surveys at Breton NWR indicate that 34,000 birds are there, including thousands of pairs of Brown Pelicans and Terns. Worth reading.

The International Bird Rescue Research Center says it has begun treating oiled birds, including a Brown Pelican. Check out their blog...

And McClatchy's Bradenton Herald reports on rescue efforts being prepared on Florida's Gulf Coast...

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