July 2010: Two pelicans sit on booms protecting Queen Bess Island, La., from oil that spilled after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in April.
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November 15, 2012 The bulk will go to the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences and at Coast Guard trust fund. The foundation focuses on wildlife conservation and the academy advises the government on science and technology.
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