Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Pelicans, Back From Brink of Extinction, Face Oil Threat (via Black Cafe Network News)


More sad news from the Gulf Coast. – John

Pelicans, Back From Brink of Extinction, Face Oil Threat For more than a decade, the hundreds of brown pelicans that nested among the mangrove shrubs on Queen Bess Island west of here were living proof that a species brought to the edge of extinction could come back and thrive. The island was one of three sites in Louisiana where the large, long-billed birds were reintroduced after pesticides wiped them out in the state in the 1960s. But on Thursday, 29 of the birds, their feathers so coated in thick b … Read More

via Black Cafe Network News

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