Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mystery Malady Strikes California Brown Pelicans

January 7, 2009 -- Wildlife experts are trying to figure out what's making California Brown Pelicans so sick. They are finding weak, disoriented, and bruised Pelicans around the state. Rescuers in the San Diego area have taken in 25 pelicans since mid-December that appeared to be suffering from a mysterious illness. Reports of disoriented, malnourished and dead pelicans have come from Washington state to Baja California in recent weeks, said Rebecca Dmytryk of the nonprofit group WildRescue in Monterey, which is tracking the phenomenon.