National Geographic : 2010 Oct
"You could see the life draining out of it," says parish o cial P. J. Hahn, who impulsively rescued this severely oiled brown pelican on Queen Bess Island, La. e bird lived. JOEL SARTORE BOTH UNFLAGGING DEMAND FOR OIL PROPELLED THE INDUSTRY INTO DEEP WATER. BUT THE BLOWOUT IN THE GULF FORCES THE QUESTION: IS IT WORTH THE RISK?