Monday, July 26, 2010

Photo of the Day: Pelicans

This week, leading up to the Broken Gulf benefit on Saturday, I will be posting a picture and some information about the damage each morning.

In this image, pelicans sit on oil retention boom. Raccoon Island, the largest pelican rookery in Louisiana, was devastated by the spill, leaving huge numbers of adult pelicans dead, and many immature birds suffering.

Image courtesy Getty Images.

For more images of the horrific toll on wildlife, the Today Show has compiled a grim slideshow. Please note, while informative and urgent, some of these images are graphic.

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