November 2, 2009
Golden Gate Audubon sent volunteers to locations around San Francisco Bay to monitor for and report on any oiled birds or wildlife over the weekend.
On November 1, 2009 the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) reported collecting dozens of oiled birds from a collection center from Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda
The US Coast Guard posted an update about the 400 to 800 gallon oil spill which occured 2.5 miles south of the San Francisco Bay Bridge on October 31, 2009
Update: 3:00 p.m.
The Coast Guard now estimates that the spill is less than 100 gallons, which is fully contained, and that the clean up is in progress. Golden Gate Audubon has not received reports of oiled wildlife yet, but we will continue to monitor the situation and report updates here.
Original Post: 10:30 a.m.
October 30, 2009
The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish & Game are responding to an oil spill in San Francisco Bay this morning at approximately 6:30 am.
More information is available from the U.S. Coast Guard at: http://www.uscgsanfrancisco.com/go/doc/823/367415/
as well as the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) at: http://www.owcn.org/.
IMPORTANT: We remind the public that oil is very toxic and that they should not go down onto beaches near the spill or try to handle or capture oiled wildlife. If oiled wildlife are found, please call the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at 1-877-823-6926.
Golden Gate Audubon emergency trained personnel remain on alert awaiting instructions from the Oiled Wildlife Care Network.
Contact Info: Mark Welther, Executive Director, Golden Gate Audubon Society