Netting an oiled pelican in the Gulf of Mexico

Researchers on a boat try to to catch an oiled pelican in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.
Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Miller

Carl Pellegrin (left) of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Tim Kimmel of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepare to net an oiled pelican in Barataria Bay, La., Saturday, June 5, 2010. The pelican was netted and transported to a facility on Grand Isle, La., for stabilization before being taken to Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Venice, La., for cleaning. State and federal wildlife agencies are cooperating across the Gulf Coast to rescue wildlife affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More about the Gulf oil spill can be found in our Gulf oil spill featured story.