Hundreds of dead pelicans wash up on North Carolina beach


Preliminary pelican autopsy findings do not rule injuries intentional, Eastern North Carolina Today, January 05, 2011:

A task force meeting is being planned between local, state and federal officials to address the large number of pelican deaths in the area. ...

Dead and injured pelicans began washing up on North Topsail Beach in early November. ...

And despite the injuries to the dead birds appearing to be intentional, preliminary results of pelican autopsies detected no evidence of malicious injuries, according to experts. ...

Deb Woody, a volunteer with Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, said the count to date exceeds 200 and reports of dead birds continue to come in.

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