Friday, October 30, 2009

Another SF Bay Oil Spill!


View Tanker leaks oil into S.F. Bay in a larger map

I'm off to help out at the International Bird Rescue Research Center, because there's been an oil spill in the San Francisco Bay this morning. So far, no oiled birds have been spotted, but that's only a matter of time. The fall migration of aquatic birds is well underway.

Strangely, I had been calling IBRRC on-and-off this week, to see if I could help out with the hundreds of "slimed" birds that had been sent down from Oregon. There's a terrible algae bloom in the Pacific Northwest, and the local bird rehab centers can't keep up. So the US Coast Guard flew 300-400 birds down to Northern California.

If you do see oiled birds, please report them!

(877) 823-6926 is the number to call.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oiled birds! Scary, and just in time for Halloween...

Hope it all works out for you. We have been busy putting insullation and vapor barrior into our attic to get ready for winter, and it goes slow because of all the old boxes of family stuff I end up looking through. Old high school photos are scary too!



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