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The explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon killed 11 people on April 20 and mushroomed into the greatest man-made natural disaster in U.S. history.
Officials predict a survival rate of 50 percent to 80 percent following a rescue. Here, Shannon Griffin, Danene Birtel, Julie Skogland and Frankie Palmisana clean up an oiled Brown Pelican at the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Buras, La.
Photo by Lee Celano