Applying vegetable oil to loosen the hardened and dirty petroleum product prior to washing
Oiled wildlife response is a young science. We don't fully understand the many ways oil can affect wildlife and their ecosystems. Clinical and applied research is crucial for improving our ability to rehabilitate oiled wildlife.
The OWCN annually sponsors up to $250,000 toward research on the effects of oil on wildlife. In addition, OWCN staff scientists regularly conduct clinical and post-release projects leading to better care for oiled animals.
More information about our research program can be found here.
Education and outreach to the public and scientific communities are a vital piece of the OWCN's activities. More...