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Eco-photos of the week: June 20-26

June 25, 2010, 7:39 a.m.
brown pelicans from Gulf of Mexico being transported to Texas

Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP

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Moving day

Cleaned pelicans, formerly oiled from BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, are released at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas Gulf Coast on June 23. The birds traveled on a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft from New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, La.

A group of 65 pelicans and one tern will be released in the wildlife refuge.