Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn lifts an oil-covered pelican, which was stuck in oil at Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, just off the Gulf of Mexico, in early June. Gerald Herbert/AP Photo hide caption

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How Endangered Species Are Faring In The Gulf

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Add Florida's Dune Lakes To Oil Spill Casualties

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Oil-soaked booms sit on top of a marsh in Barataria Bay. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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Booms Delay The Inevitable; Cleanup Efforts Struggle

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A shrimp-trawler gets a high-powered spray wash after spending a day skimming oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard has set up dozens of offshore decontamination stations like this one south of Mobile Bay. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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On The Gulf, Oily Ships Cleaned One At A Time

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In The Line Of Fire: Rare Turtles Near Gulf Flames

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At a warehouse turned bird bathhouse in Venice, La., dozens of bottles of Dawn stand like soldiers behind a row of deep sinks. Elizabeth Shogren/NPR hide caption

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Why Dawn Is The Bird Cleaner Of Choice In Oil Spills

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Japanese whalers haul in a Baird's beaked whale off the coast of Wada, southeast of Tokyo, in this June 2009 photo. Shuji Kajiyama/AP hide caption

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Debate Over Whale Hunt Focuses On Japan

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Research Links Parasite In Cats To Mental Illnesses

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A Man-Made, Plastic Antibody Works In Mice

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Tracking A 'Sisterhood' Of Traveling Ants

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An oiled white ibis lands on an island in Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana June 8. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Should Oiled Birds Be Cleaned?

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Churro sheep are smaller than most breeds and have a long, wavy lustrous fleece that is valued by Navajo weavers. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Sacred Sheep Revive Navajo Tradition, For Now

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Famed Swallows Find New Home In Country Club

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