Dale West
  • Gulf Bird Rescue

    A pair of brown pelicans, their wings glittering with a sheen of oil, stand on a bank along the Louisiana shore.
    Dale West
  • Gulf Bird Rescue

    A laughing gull coated in oil struggles to get out of the water and onto a boom off the coast of Louisiana.
    Dale West
  • Gulf Bird Rescue

    Rescuers from the International Bird Rescue Research Center at Fort Jackson patrol for birds needing rescue as a flock of brown pelicans retreat from the oily water.
    Dale West
  • Gulf Bird Rescue

    A volunteer at the Bird Rescue Research Center at Fort Jackson firmly holds a brown pelican still for cleaning, with a firm grip on its beak.
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  • Gulf Bird Rescue

    Brown pelicans brought to the Bird Rescue Research Center at Fort Jackson have warmed vegetable oil massaged into the birds' feathers to help break up the stubborn oil.
    Emily Friedman/ABC News
  • Gulf Bird Rescue

    Brown pelicans who have completed the cleaning process rest at the International Bird Rescue Research Center at Fort Jackson.
    Emily Friedman/ABC News
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