Another 70-plus pelicans heading to Georgia

Three brown pelicans peer out from their crate before taking flight off the Coast Guard dock in Brunswick, Ga. Tuesday June 29, 2010. Seventy-two brown pelicans that were rehabilitated after being contaminated with oil from the oil leak in the gulf were released of the dock. (The Brunswick News, Bobby Haven/ The Associated Press)

Published: Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 8:02 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 8:02 a.m.

NEW ORLEANS — A second group of more than 70 brown pelicans heads to Georgia after being cleaned of oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill.

It's the second pelican airlift in two days from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and New Brunswick Golden Isles Airport.

The pelicans are among more than 600 cleaned of oil and rehabilitated at a rescue station next to Fort Jackson, a 90-minute drive from New Orleans.

They were scheduled to leave New Orleans about 7 a.m. Thursday, and to arrive in Georgia about 9:30 a.m.

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