The crude oil cleanup continues off the coast of Santa Barbara County as veterinarians work to save animals from the deadly spill. At least two sea lions, five pelicans and countless fish have died since the crude oil pipeline burst in the waters off Refugio State Beach last week.
Mike Ziccardi directs the Oiled Wildlife Care Network, which is administered by UC Davis and includes veterinarians from around the state. He and a team of emergency responders from the OWCN are working to rescue wildlife affected by the spill in Southern California. He joins us from Refugio State Beach to talk about how the response is going.
- Reuters: Second sea lion rescued from California oil spill dies at SeaWorld
- NPR: Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue
- Facebook Page: Oiled Wildlife Care Network
If you find oiled wildlife in your area, call 1-877-UCD-OWCN or (877) 823-6926 to report it immediately. Do not pick up the wildlife yourself.