I have to agree with you. The media is having a field day with it. I have seen the same brown pelican for days now on the news. Just like the Swine Flu. You would have thought the entire population of the US as well as the world was dying. I feel for those folks that are taking the direct brunt right now. The fisherman, the coastal communities that rely on tourism, the shrimpers, etc. Their economy will suffer. However, I think this problem will go away and in time fade into the past. Just my humble opinion.