Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Pelicans-fly-over-Oil-Containment-Boom-27MZIFI3MLES.htmlConceptually similarBP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of MexicoGP028IPCompleted★★★★BP Oil Spill CleanupGP029KCCompleted★★★★Oil Containment Booms in LouisianaGP0221JCompleted★★★★Oil Covered Brown Pelican Rescue AttemptGP029K4Completed★★★★Oiled Pelican RescuedGP029K7Completed★★★★Shrimp Boats tow Oil-containment BoomGP029IZCompleted★★★★Containment Booms in Breton IslandGP02227Completed★★★★Brown Pelican Oil Spill Rescue AttemptGP029K3Completed★★★★Birds' Colonies in LouisianaGP022LJCompleted★★★★View AllGP029KVPelicans fly over Oil Containment BoomHundreds of brown pelicans fill the sky over Mangrove Island in the Gulf of Mexico. The island, a sensitive brown pelican nesting area, lies a few miles northeast of Grand Isle and has been surrounded with containment boom.Locations:Louisiana-North America-United States of AmericaDate:24 Aug, 2010Credit:© United States Coast GuardMaximum size:2656px X 3896pxRestrictions:For Editorial and Campaign Use. Do Not Sell. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.Keywords:Bird colonies-Birds-British Petroleum (BP)-Day-Disasters-Flying-Islands-KWCI (GPI)-Marine pollution-Oceans (campaign title)-Oceans (topography)-Oil (Industry)-Oil spills-Outdoors-Sunny-Toxics (campaign title)-Waste managementShoot:Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig DisasterScenes from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The BP leased, Transocean mobile offshore drilling platform was engulfed in flames after an explosion April 20 and sank in 5,000 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers died. Oil gushed from the deepwater wellhead into the Gulf of Mexico for more than 100 days until a relief well was drilled and the leaking well clogged with mud.