Journalism in the Public Interest


Photo of the Day: Rescuing Pelicans

A bird rescue team captures an oiled pelican for cleaning on Cat Island in Barataria Bay on June 6, 2010, near Grand Isle, La. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Today's photo depicts what happened after an oiled pelican was discovered. According the Deepwater Horizon Response, as of Sunday morning, 1,036 animals have been recovered, 812 of which were deceased. But the New York Times, as of Monday, reported that a total of 1,142 animals, including birds, sea turtles and dolphins, have been collected, 871 of which were dead.

Check out our slideshow of photos from the Gulf oil spill, which we update daily.

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Gulf Oil Spill

The BP oil disaster in the Gulf has had untold health, economic and environmental effects.

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