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Pelicans cleaned of oil released off Sanibel Island

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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First Lady makes stop in Florida Panhandle

First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to the Gulf Coast to speak with local residents and officials about the impact of the oil spill. She made a brief stop in Panama City Beach with a speech trying to lure would be travelers to visit the area. Florida Public Radio’s Trimmel Gomes …

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Open house on Seahorse Key this Saturday

Seahorse Key is a tiny island off of the coast of Florida near Cedar Key. In addition to a U-F Marine Lab, Seahorse Key is a nesting ground for Florida’s brown pelicans. As Erica Cordell reports, for the third time this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold …

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