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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

‘Saving Pelican 895’ From The BP Oil Disaster

The oil that spewed from BP’s Macondo well last year killed 7,000 birds throughout the Gulf of Mexico. In the midst of the disaster, workers from the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Louisiana set out to save the oil-coated wildlife.

The HBO documentary, “Saving Pelican 895” tells the story of the rescue effort by following the rehabilitation of one brown pelican. We speak with Mike Carloss, the biologist director for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and Irene Taylor Brodsky, director of “Saving Pelican 895.” The documentary premieres on HBO Tuesday.

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