Gulf Oil Spill (VIDEO): Rescuers Try to Save Gulf Pelicans Covered in Oil

Brown pelicans on the Gulf Coast are threatened as oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster invades their habitat and nesting grounds. But at the Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Buras, Louisiana, pelicans rescued from the oil-slicked waters are getting another chance at survival.

OnEarth magazine follows a group of birds through the oil-cleaning process and finds out what it takes to help return them to the wild -- if they can be saved.