In this April 1, 2011 photo, an oil platform is seen in the Gulf of Mexico past Tulane University field technician Danielle Drabeck as she uses a telescope to look for migrating birds on Fourchon ... more 
In this April 1, 2011 photo, an oil platform is seen in the Gulf of Mexico past Tulane University field technician Danielle Drabeck as she uses a telescope to look for migrating birds on Fourchon Beach in Port Fourchon, La., as part of a research project that is looking for long-term, not immediately lethal effects from the BP PLC oil spill on birds that stop along the Gulf Coast during their migration. “It's much easier to see a dead pelican on the beach” than it is to see more chronic population-wide effects, Tulane population ecologist Jessica Henkel said. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Patrick Semansky
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 1:29 AM EDT