Oiled Wildlife Care Network

OIL SPILL

REFUGIO INCIDENT WILDLIFE DATA
DATE BIRDS COLLECTED ALIVE BIRDS COLLECTED DEAD MAMMALS COLLECTED ALIVE MAMMALS COLLECTED DEAD
20-MAY-15 5 0 0 0
21-MAY-15 1 3 1 0
22-May-15 4 2 2 1
23-May-15 1 2 3 1
CUMULATIIVE TOTALS 11 7 6 2

Sat, May 23, 2015

The OWCN is responding to the Refugio Incident oil spill in Santa Barbara. Our responders thus far have rescued 11 live oiled birds (mostly brown pelicans) and 6 oiled marine mammals (4 juvenile sea lions and 2 juvenile elephant seals). Our teams are actively recovering, stabilizing, transporting and caring for oil-affected wildlife. We have activated needed local pre-trained volunteers and we have more standing by.

We do not need volunteers from the public at the current time; we will announce any change to this status on this page and through other media.

If you find oiled wildlife in your area, please call 1-877-UCD-OWCN [(877) 823-6926] and report immediately. Do not pick up the wildlife yourself.

Updates will be posted on our blogTwitter account, and Facebook page. For other ways to help us prepare for future spills, visit here.

California Department of Fish & Wildlife, Office of Spill Prevention and Response has news releases and information on its Cal Spill Watch website. You can also follow the Call Spill Watch Twitter feed.

For a media kit, click here (pdf). Media contact (after contacting the JIC): Kat Kerlin, UC Davis News Service, (530) 752-7704, kekerlin@ucdavis.edu.

You may also read and download the latest update from the Unified Command (Update 6, May 21, 2015 3:11:08pm PDT)