Carol Carter

17 June 2010

Oiled Wildlife Response Rescue

I spent the day yesterday-- at the OILED WILDLIFE RESPONSE RESCUE in Ft. Jackson, LA.

It was heartbreaking and also heartwarming at the same time.

There is great help and compassion for these pelicans. Many MANY people are mobilized to get them clean!

This unit has cleaned over 517 birds.

They are released after 10 days in the MERRITT ISLAND NATURE PRESERVE at Cape Canaveral, FL.

Although they are rethinking this... because FL is supposed to get oil too.

More later. Off to Pensacola.

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RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much for sharing these photos and this news!!

Diane Hoeptner said...

Yep, thanks. Great shots. Beautiful paintings too!