Rescued baby pelicans treated in Florida

Rescued baby pelicans treated in Florida

MIAMI � A staff member from Pelican Harbor Seabird Station watches as aircrew members of a Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, Mobile, Ala., reposition crates with baby brown pelicans. The pelicans, ranging in age from 5-to-10 weeks old, arrived Saturday, July 11, 2010, at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and had been impacted in the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill and previously cared for at Fort Jackson Bird Rehabilitation Center in Buras, La. The chicks were transported to Pelican Harbor Seabird Station in Miami where they will remain until they can fly and be released into the wild. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Hannum

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by U.S. Coast Guard

wwltv.com

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 1:00 PM

Several baby brown pelicans were rescued and treated at the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station in Miami, Florida on Saturday.

The pelicans ranged in age from 5 to 10 weeks old, and had been cared for at the Fort Jackson Bird Rehabilitation Center in Buras.

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All photos courtesy U.S. Coast Guard

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