Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Collecting an oiled bird along the beach
Collecting an oiled bird along the beach

What Happens During an Oil Spill

Recovery and Transportation

When there is an oil spill, specially trained workers go out and collect oiled wildlife. They wear protective clothing that keeps the oil off of their skin. Once they collect the oiled animals, they stabilize, or make sure they are not in immediate danger, then transport them to a medical facility for care.

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