Volunteering in the Gulf

We scanned Gulf region blogs and Twitter feeds to find the most outraged, poignant, and thoughtful responses to the oil spill disaster.

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Glenda Perron pulls at a broken oil boom found washed up under the CSX bridge in Bay St. Louis on Sunday, May 2. These booms were intended to protect the bay from oil leaking from BP's oil rig off Louisiana's coast.

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Mike Mcduffie repairs a broken oil boom to use around the Pass Harbor in Pass Christian, Miss. on May 2. According to Mcduffie oil booms are getting hard to come by so he will have to use what he can find.

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Caroline and David Perron buy frozen gulf shrimp to stockpile in Pass Christian, Miss. on Saturday, May 1. Many residents believe this could be the last chance to buy local seafood for several years.

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Captain Lucas Caldwell repairs a broken oil boom. He and his co-workers worked through rough, stormy seas to place oil booms around the Pass Harbor in Pass Christian, Miss. on Sunday, May 2.

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Brown Pelican Rescued

On Monday, an oiled Brown Pelican is treated at the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. It was picked up on a remote island in southern Louisiana. The bird is in good condition.

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Gannet Works on Water-Proofing After Clean-Up

This Gannet is now recuperating in stable condition. The Gannet spends its time in the pool improving its water-proofing at the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana.

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Volunteers with the Gannet

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Rinsing the Gannet

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Checking Gannet's Beak for Oil

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Cleaning the Gannet