Oil-covered seabirds are washing up on Central Coast beaches

Large numbers of injured birds with oil on their feathers and legs have been found on Central Coast beaches in recent weeks, placing a high demand on clinics like Pacific Wildlife Care in Morro Bay.
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Large numbers of injured birds with oil on their feathers and legs have been found on Central Coast beaches in recent weeks, placing a high demand on clinics like Pacific Wildlife Care in Morro Bay.

Monica Vaughan writes about Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo County, oil and wildlife at The Tribune. She previously covered crime and justice in the Sacramento Valley, is a graduate of the University of Oregon journalism school and is proud to be a sixth-generation Californian and public lands owner.