BP Spill: Beachgoers Flee, Locals Continue to Struggle As More Oil Heads for the Gulf Coast

The wildlife in the Gulf also continues to struggle, as animal rescue groups working in the area are reporting more and more birds are being brought to clinics covered in oil.

Since rescue efforts began over 700 birds have been captured alive. They're scrubbed from bill to foot -- an arduous process that can send the animals into shock. Most survive the process, but some do not. The ones that do are tagged and released back into the wild, far away from their oily home, but with no guarantee that they won't try to return to their original nesting grounds. Over the past few weeks 97 birds have been released, 41 of them just last night

Gina Sunseri, James Wang and Katie Slaman contributed to this report.

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