|Published:||Jun 04, 2010 12:24 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 04, 2010 3:24 PM EDT|
GULF OF MEXICO - The oil spill-related damage to the environment was chilling on East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast, where workers found birds coated in thick, black goo. Images shot by an Associated Press photographer show Brown pelicans drenched in thick oil, struggling and flailing in the surf.
Officials say 60 birds, including 41 pelicans, were coated with oil when strong winds blew a heavy slick from the Gulf of Mexico spill to the rookery.
The birds were being rescued and taken to a center for cleaning at Fort Jackson.
Note: Video contains disturbing images.
- Gov. Scott wants to cut auto registration fees
- Men called heroes after pulling man from Golden Gate lake
- Bike run to benefit Toys for Tots this Saturday
- Retired NFL player becomes head coach for NFMHS football
- 3-year-old allegedly sets Cape Coral apartment fire
- Chiquita Lock changes operating hours for the holidays
- NASA suspects bad valve for space station trouble
- Fla man jailed after losing $100 in card game
- St. Pete woman accidentally shot boyfriend
- Boy, 4, may have died of bacterial meningitis