Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Photo: oiled surf scoter in intake
Oiled Surf Scoter in Intake room

Intake

When the oiled animals get to the medical facility they go through intake, which is a full physical exam, just like you get when you go to the doctor. Workers will check their temperature, how much they weigh, whether they look healthy, and how much oil is on them. Each animal gets a medical record, so that workers can keep track of how they are doing. Oiled feather samples and a picture are taken from each animal to prove it was oiled during the spill.

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