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Eco-photos of the week: May 2-8

Oiled impact on wildlife

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Oil's impact on wildlife

Bird rescue personnel hold an oiled brown pelican that was found on Storm Island off the coast of Louisiana. The animal was washed on May 4 at the treatment facility at Fort Jackson, La. BP has contracted bird rescue groups to rehabilitate wildlife affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that resulted from the oil rig explosion on April 20. The birds are examined, thoroughly washed and then allowed to recover.