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    Posted July 1, 2010 by
    pensacola, Florida
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Track the oil disaster

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    Day Four, sightings of oiled Pelicans on Garcon Point


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JamesAmerson has covered the oil disaster's effects in Pensacola closely since it first happened.
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    07.01.10   7:30am


    It is the forth day in a row that oiled Pelicans have been seen on the shores of Garcon Point, which sits on Escambia Bay and east of Pensacola, Florida.


    We dont know where the Pelicans got into the oil and only a few you can tell have oil on them.  Each day the wildlife rescue is called and each day the rescue crews try to capture these little guys.  The sickest or oiliest are easy to catch because it is hard for them to fly but the others dont have enough oil on them to keep them from taking flight, which makes it next to impossible to rescue them and wash the oil off.


    The rescue crews are now using cast nets, a much larger net that fishermen use to throw over a school of fish, instead of the much smaller nets on the ends of long polls.

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