|Published:||May 31, 2010 10:00 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 31, 2010 7:12 PM EDT|
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 69 oiled birds have been brought to rescue centers along the Gulf of Mexico, with 53 treated in Louisiana.
It says crews have found a total of 494 dead birds, but at least 348 did not have any oil on their bodies. It says 29 dead birds were oiled, and another 117 are unclassified.
Twenty-four of the live birds have been released - 22 from Louisiana and one each from Alabama and Florida.
For the first time, the listing included a reptile other than a sea turtle. It didn't say whether it was a snake or land turtle - only that it was found alive in Louisiana, and had not been classified as oiled or not oiled.
The number of rescued sea turtles is up to 17, with four listed as oiled and the rest unclassified.
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