Pelicans Perch on Oil Booms

GRAND ISLE, La. -- Brown pelicans congregate on containment boom that surrounds Queen Bess Island, a few miles north of Grand Isle, Louisiana on August 25, 2010, a few months after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The island is a sensitive nesting area for brown pelicans. More about the Gulf oil spill can be found in our Gulf oil spill featured story.

Pelicans gather at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall, U.S. Coast Guard