Saturday, June 11, 2011

HC-144A Ocean Sentry

A Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, Mobile, Ala., arrived Saturday, July 11, 2010, at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fort Lauderdale, carrying 45 brown pelican chicks. The pelicans, ranging in age from 5-to-10 weeks old, had been impacted in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and previously cared for at Fort Jackson Bird Rehabilitation Center in Buras, La. The chicks were transported to Pelican Harbor Seabird Station in Miami where they will remain until they can fly and be released into the wild. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Hannum)

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