Relocated Gulf Pelicans "Enjoying" Texas
Some Louisiana pelicans, cleaned of oil from the Gulf spill, have been relocated to Texas—and are apparently quite happy about it. Video.
Some Louisiana pelicans, oiled by the Gulf of Mexico spill, have been cleaned and relocated to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, where they "really seemed to be enjoying themselves."
© 2010 National Geographic; video courtesy Texas Parks & Wildlife
Some Louisiana pelicans have been given a new chance on the Texas coast.
They were rescued from coastal areas contaminated with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
They were cleaned and transported to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.
SOUNDBITE: Alex Nunez, Biologist, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: "The state of Texas itself provides enough habitat that’s suitable for the release of these particular species."
The 115,000 acre refuge provides vital habitat for coast wildlife, including the largest flock of endangered whooping cranes living in the wild.