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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / The Birds / Holcomb Interview #968250

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 18, 2010
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{Note: story first aired on 6/16/10.}

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) A look at the Ft. Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Louisiana that triages pelicans & other birds affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster presented; scenes shown of birds being cleaned by people. [International Bird Rescue Research Center Duane TITUS - outlines the procedures for cleaning the birds, who are stressed out by the process.]

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Interview held with International Bird Rescue Research Center director Jay Holcomb about the birds & the oil; scenes shown of the birds in the rehabilitation stage. [HOLCOMB - says with the oil still pumping we cannot plan an end of the cleanup; shows the cleaned up birds that will soon be released in Florida; states about 80 percent are cleaned & released as healthy birds.]

Cooper, Anderson

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