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    Posted July 26, 2010 by
    Grand Isle, Louisiana
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Oil disaster views and solutions

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    Oiled Pelicans on Queen Bess Island


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     CrysHowle spoke to biologists and birders who were told they cannot do anything to help the birds. 'I was very angry that no one was allowed to go help those birds that were obviously suffering,' she said. CrysHowle said she also saw a Royal Tern bird floating in the gulf, but that it was weak to move.
    - ccostello3, CNN iReport producer

    The media is making it look like everything is clean... BUT ITS NOT!!! We just found these pelicans suffering on our trip to Queen Bess Island, LA on July 20th (Day 91)!!!!


    "Over the last few decades, the Brown Pelican population has finally begun to slowly make a comeback after we poisoned our waterways and their food supply with DDT as agricultural runoff.  But the continuing loss of barrier island habitat also thwarted the uncertain return of our state bird.  Now this!  Shit... what are we doing to our planet? I cant believe it, let me poison your food supply with DDT, destroy your habitat with development... and once you creep back from the edges of extinction...
    Hmmm lets dump hundreds of millions of liters of oil in the coastal waters and see how you fair!" -Leanne Sarco (LA)

    "And then leave your young to stew in oil and starve to death, and then send clean up crews in to scare you off your nest early, so you wallow in the oil soaked mud until you finally succumb to the elements.  Yes, that's what is happening. AACCKK!!" -Drew Wheelan


    Photo by: Crystal Howle

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