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Colorado lake's goldfish invasion comes to an unexpected end

Boulder - Earlier this month, Colorado wildlife officials were worried about how they would rid one of Boulder's lakes of a massive invasion of goldfish. But after only a few weeks, it seems that nature has taken care of the problem without the help of man.

Deadly harvest: Toxic algae killing sea life at record levels Special

San Pedro - First, the pelicans started falling out of the sky, flopping on their backs as soon as they landed and flailing drunkenly. Scores of brown pelicans, disoriented, sick — and dying—were winding up far away from their ocean home.

Photo Essay: Birds and Butterflies on Tybee Island Special

Tybee Island - Hundreds of bird and butterfly species can be found on Tybee Island, from sandpipers to seagulls and long-tailed skippers, which adds to the beauty of this coastal paradise.

Photo Essay: Tybee Island, where summer lasts all year long Special

Tybee Island - It's early December and there are sunny skies over, and temperatures in the seventies on, the beautiful coastal Georgia town of Tybee Island.

Hungry California transient jailed 60 days for killing pelican

Van Nuys - After initially denying he choked the bird to death last month, the 30-year-old homeless man pleaded no contest to a charge of animal cruelty.

Hundreds of pelicans found dead on same shores as 900 dolphins

As the number of dead animals along the northern shores of Peru climbs higher everyday, the latest deaths of hundreds of pelicans add to the mystery of the more than a thousand dead dolphins since the beginning of the year in the same area.

Op-Ed: BP stands for let’s blame Palin for 'Drill Baby Drill!'

New Orleans - As the BP oil spill passes into its 62nd day, I began to wonder what the BP in British Petroleum could also stand for. Here is a list of things that I and some friends have come up with that could be the abbreviation for BP.

Mystery cause of pelican illnesses, deaths may have been solved

Animal scientists and wildlife officials believe they found the cause of the deaths of hundreds of pelicans and some other sea birds that have been washing up on the shores of Oregon and California this winter: El Nino.

Pelicans suffering, hit hard by Southern California storms

The series of four major rain storms that have swept through Southern California are not only causing serious problems for residents, but wildlife is suffering, too.

Stable Flies Suspect in Pelican West Nile Deaths

An entomologist from Montana State University is considering moving his study of West Nile virus from mosquitoes to stable flies. his recent fieldwork is providing support for this new approach.

Back To Health Means Back To The Beach

After four weeks of rehab in a wildlife center in Huntington Beach, California, nine brown pelicans were returned to the sea on Thursday. The pelicans were sickened by a massive algae bloom that occurred in late April of this year.

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Pelicans rest while other seabirds fly overhead.
Pelicans rest while other seabirds fly overhead.
Pelicans flying just above the ocean  and dinner.  Tybee Island  Ga.
Pelicans flying just above the ocean, and dinner. Tybee Island, Ga.
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New Orleans guard Eric Gordon (right)
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