UPI – Pollution
Cleaning oil off sea birds coated with gunk from the San Francisco Bay spill is only the 1st step in a life-saving process that won't end until next fall, Dr. Lawrence Binford, assistant curator of birds and mammals at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, said. Most of the birds cleaned will have to be kept and fed on land until September--until they have molted--replaced their current feathers with new ones. Above, a Cormorant, heavily covered with the oily mess at Stinson Beach, Calif., is in the beginning of the cleaning process.
Black and White Photograph, 8 1/2" x 11"
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