Oil spill puts Louisiana's brown pelicans in danger

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, ibis and brown pelicans fly above an island in Louisiana waters during a boat trip with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, a brown pelican soaked in oil struggles for survival on an island in Louisiana waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, oil has washed ashore a brown pelican nesting island in Louisiana State waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, an oil-soaked pelican, left, struggles for survival as other birds were left untouched on an island in Louisiana waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, an oil-soaked pelican, left, struggles for survival as other birds were left untouched on an island in Louisiana waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, biologists work to protect brown pelicans on an island in Louisiana State waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, biologists work to protect brown pelicans on an island in Louisiana waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, a brown pelican soaked in oil struggles for survival on an island in Louisiana State waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, ibis and brown pelicans fly above an island in Louisiana waters during a boat trip with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, a brown pelican soaked in oil struggles for survival on an island in Louisiana waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, oil has washed ashore a brown pelican nesting island in Louisiana State waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, an oil-soaked pelican, left, struggles for survival as other birds were left untouched on an island in Louisiana waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, an oil-soaked pelican, left, struggles for survival as other birds were left untouched on an island in Louisiana waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, biologists work to protect brown pelicans on an island in Louisiana State waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, biologists work to protect brown pelicans on an island in Louisiana waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Between Cat Island and Four Bayou Pass, a brown pelican soaked in oil struggles for survival on an island in Louisiana State waters during a boat trip with Governor Bobby Jindal in Barataria Bay in the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana on Sunday, May 23, 2010. STEVEN JOHNSON / THE MIAMI HERALD