Environmentalist: Spill Will Disrupt Wildlife
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
Bird conservationist Melanie Driscoll is focusing on the pelican's coastal nests.
MELANIE DRISCOLL: There could be catastrophic nest loss and a big dent in their productivity.
INSKEEP: Driscoll directs Bird Conservative for the Louisiana Coastal Initiative.
DRISCOLL: In addition, near tropical migrant birds and a lot of shore birds are sort of at the peak of their spring migration, so there are greater densities in numbers of birds flying across the Gulf of Mexico now, than would happen really at any other time in the year, except for fall migration.
INSKEEP: Driscoll says her organization is recruiting volunteers to help with animal rescue efforts.
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