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Oil spill's animal victims struggle as experts fear...

Oil spill's animal victims struggle as experts fear...

Postby David » 5/27/10

Oil spill's animal victims struggle as experts fear a mounting toll
By Juliet Eilperin and David A. Fahrenthold
Washington Post Staff Writer


ON BARATARIA BAY, LA. -- In the Louisiana marsh, oil-coated pelicans flap their wings in a futile attempt to dry them. A shorebird repeatedly dunks its face in a puddle, unable to wash off. Lines of dead jellyfish float in the gulf, traces of oil visible in their clear "bells."

Read on: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 02509.html

Gulf Coast oil spill map (Updated: Wednesday, May 26)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sp ... spill-map/

Gulf oil spill's animal victims gallery
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 04134.html
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