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The Oiled Wildlife Care Network has been activated for a diesel release incident in Natomas, Sacramento

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Pipeline P00547 Incident Updates

Check back on our website for daily updates on oiled wildlife recovered during Pipeline P00547 Incident response efforts.

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10/19/21: California oil spill: Improved odds for animals caught in crude (Christian Science Monitor)

10/09/21: Marine researchers focus on the tiniest victims of Orange County oil spill (The Sacramento Bee)

10/09/21: 7 Western snowy plovers saved from oil in Huntington Beach sand, here’s how (Daily Breeze)

10/09/21: Unified Command Responds to Oil Spill in San Diego, Orange Counties (Times of San Diego)

10/09/21: Marine researchers focus on the tiniest victims of Orange County oil spill (LA Times)

10/07/21: Rescue group works to save marine life after California oil spill (Good Morning America)

10/08/21: Wildlife center cares for birds found in oil spill (AP)

10/08/21: Snowy Plovers, Already Threatened Birds, are Caught Up in Orange County Oil Spill (LA Times)

10/08/21: Rescue group works to save marine life after California oil spill (ABC News)

10/08/21: Cleaning and rehabbing oiled birds for release can be a lengthy process (OC Register)

10/08/21: A Santa Cruz scientist speaks from the Orange County oil spill (KAZU 90.3)

10/07/21: Oiled Wildlife Care Network comes full circle in Orange County (Phys.org)

10/06/21: Why the Huntington Beach oil spill is so harmful to wildlife (MSN)

10/05/21: Orange County oil spill sparks race to save wildlife (LA Times)

10/05/21: California Oil Spill Live Updates: Bird 95 Percent Covered in Oil When Taken in For Care (Newsweek)

10/05/21: This is what the fight looks like to save the wildlife impacted by the California oil spill (WTVA)

10/05/21: Davis group leads effort to rescue wildlife after SoCal oil spill (KCRA)

10/04/21: UC Davis Team Assists With Saving Oil-Soaked Wildlife In Orange SoCal (CBS13)

10/04/21: California bans fishing in Orange County as oil spill threatens Crystal Cove (LA Times)

10/04/21: Crews race to rescue wildlife as Orange County oil spill kills birds, fish; how to help (KTLA)

10/04/21: SeaWorld on standby to help with animals affected by Orange County oil spill (KPBS)

10/03/21: California Oil Spill: This UC Davis team is leading the race to rescue wildlife on Huntington Beach shoreline (SF Chronicle)

10/03/21: Northern California Environmentalists Respond to Massive Huntington Beach Oil Spill (KQED)

10/03/21: NorCal Environmental Groups Respond to Massive Oil Spill in Huntington Beach (NBC Bay Area)

10/03/21: 'Catastrophic' California Oil Spill Kills Fish, Damages Wetlands (Reuters)

10/03/21: An oil spill off the California coast destroyed a wildlife habitat and caused dead birds and fish to wash up on Huntington Beach, officials say (CNN)

10/02/21: Massive Oil Spill Sends Crude Onto Orange County Beaches (LA Times)

08/31/21: Wildlife Organizations Rescue More Than 90 Frogs from South Coast Oil Leak (KCLU)

03/23/20: Oiled Wildlife Rescued After Tanker Crashes Into Cuyama River (Noozhawk)

03/23/20: Trailer that Rolled into Cuyama River Spilled About 4,200 Gallons of Crude Oil (Santa Maria Times)

01/01/20: Conservation Corner: Aquarium Staff Receives Training to Help Wildlife After Oil Spills (Aquarium of the Pacific's Pacific Currents Magazine)

02/13/19: Storms Likely to Blame for High Number of Oil-Covered Seabirds (Santa Maria Sun)

02/07/19: Why are Seabirds Covered in Oil Washing Up on Central Coast Beaches? (The Sacramento Bee)

10/01/19: Ready, Set, Mobilize (Wildlife Disease Association Quarterly Newsletter)

09/04/18: Climate Change Experts: Wildlife, Infectious Diseases and One Health (UC Davis)

08/17/18: We're Getting Better at Saving Seabirds After Oil Spills (Pacific Standard Magazine)

06/30/18: Brown Pelicans - Nursed Back to Health - Return to Wild (Daily Republic)

02/20/18: In Nome, State Experts Ponder Responses to Potential Bering Sea Crises (KNOM Radio Mission)

12/19/18: SF State joins the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (San Francisco State News)