Saturday, The Coast Guard and Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries released the final oiled brown pelican injured during Hurricane Isaac.
They say the pelican was coated in oil from an abandoned production facility during the storm. The bird was collected on September 3, 2012.
The pelican was the last of four to be rehabilitated and released after the storm.
“During any oil spill response, we work diligently with our federal and state wildlife partners to address oiled wildlife,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Screws. “We make every effort to clean and return those animals back to their environment in the condition they were in prior to being impacted by the spill.”