An animal rescue operation at Fort Jackson, about 70 miles southeast of New Orleans, had its first patient from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, a young northern gannett found offshore.
The bird is normally white with a yellow head and long, pointed beak but was covered in thick, black oil. Workers with Delaware-based Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research used Dawn blue dishwashing soap to scrub it.
Click on the slideshow link below to see images from the ongoing oil rig explosion story.
|SLIDESHOW: Gulf oil rig disaster and cleanup|