Friday, June 4, 2010

Cleaning Oiled Birds in the Gulf Oilmageddon

If you've been following the Gulf Oil spill you probably saw yesterday's heart wrenching photos of the oil drenched birds. See some photos here. The CNN video below shows the efforts to clean those birds found yesterday. Also see the video from the International Bird Rescue and Research showing how they clean the oil from the birds. Once clean and recovered, the birds being cleaned in the Gulf area are to be released into the Tampa Bay area. The clean up efforts to help the birds is being led by the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research of Delaware, in conjunction with the International Bird Rescue Research Center.
Cleaning oiled birds video:

To learn more about or support the rescue and clean up of the birds, see their websites:
Tri-State Bird and Rescue:
Experts from Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research are leading the wildlife rescue efforts following the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Tri-State's oil spill response team has been on the Gulf Coast since the last week in April and is working with their West Coast colleagues, International Bird Rescue Research Center, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to manage the rehabilitation of oiled wildlife. These response leaders are receiving additional support from other rehabilitators and wildlife and environmental organizations.
International Bird Rescue Research Center website:
A team of bird rescue specialists from International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) has been deployed along the Gulf Coast to help with an all-hands-on-deck effort to rescue seabirds caught in the Mississippi Canyon 252 - Deepwater Horizon uncontrolled oil leak.
IBRRC is working with Tri-State Bird Rescue, the lead oiled wildlife organization on the ground, to set up and staff rehabilitation centers in Louisiana, Alabama Mississippi and Florida, where the growing oil slick is expected to impact birds. We now have more than 20 members of our Oil Spill Response Team working on the Gulf Oil Spill.

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