Twenty-one brown pelicans and 11 northern gannets were released Monday on a Sanibel Island Beach. The birds were rehabilitated after being coated with oil from the Deep Horizon well blowout in the Gulf . Valerie Alker reports from Ft. Myers.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/birdrelease.mp3]
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