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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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A brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos.

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A brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) glides over the ocean in the Galapagos Islands.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) on San Cristobal Island (formerly known as Chatham Island).

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) on San Cristobal Island (formerly known as Chatham Island).

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Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) and a Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) roam the coast of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, on the edge of Galapagos National Park.

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A fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, on the edge of Galapagos National Park, where brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) beg for fish scraps, mostly from yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri).

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A fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, on the edge of Galapagos National Park, where brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) beg for fish scraps, mostly from yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri).

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A fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, on the edge of Galapagos National Park, where brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) and a tame Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) beg for fish scraps, mostly from yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri).

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The fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, on the edge of Galapagos National Park.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) preparing to dive for fish at Tagus Cove in Galapagos National Park.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) preparing to dive for fish at Tagus Cove in Galapagos National Park.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) preparing to dive for fish at Tagus Cove in Galapagos National Park.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) preparing to dive for fish at Tagus Cove in Galapagos National Park.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at Tagus Cove in Galapagos National Park.

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A studio portrait of a heavily-oiled adult Brown pelican (Pelicanus occidentalis) rescued from the deep water horizon oil spill at the rehab center at Fort Jackson, Louisiana.

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A crew working to clean a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is where the majority of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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A crew working to clean a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is where the majority of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) waits in a holding pen at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is where most of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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A crew working to clean a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is where the majority of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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Workers washing an oiled brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is where the majority of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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A crew working to clean a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is where the majority of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) soar in the sky above Grand Isle, Louisiana.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. The bird was taken to a rehab center.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. The bird was taken to a rehab center.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. The bird was taken to a rehab center.

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A brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. The bird was taken to a rehab center.

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A man holds a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, on Queen Bess Island, Louisiana.

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