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December 9, 2007

A month after spill: Dozen new oiled birds found

A month since the the Cosco Busan spilled 58,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay, a new group of oiled birds has been found. At least a dozen dark-oiled birds have been found in the Half Moon Bay area and south toward Santa Cruz.

The oil could certainly be remnants from the November 7, 2007 spill. The birds, mainly Common Murres, are in care at various locations including the Cordelia bird center.

Until feather samples are analyzed, the oiled bird are being logged as Cosco Busan oil spill casualties.

On Sunday morning, a “hot-shot” team will be dispatched to cover Pillar Point Harbor south, evaluating and collecting oiled birds.

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