More than 800 dead and injured pelicans were found in the months following the BP oil disaster in the Gulf, and it's likely many more pelicans were never found.
Biologists remain concerned about the long-term impacts of the dispersed and submerged oil on the bird's food chain and nesting grounds. Scientists who study pelicans are also concerned about an additional threat to the bird--habitat loss.
BP and the other oil companies responsible for the disaster will pay significant fines to the federal government for their recklessness, but it will take legislation from Congress to ensure these fines are used to help restore Brown Pelicans and many more Gulf wildlife.
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