There was a spill of up to 1000 gallons of diesel fuel into the
Yaquina Bay Tuesday morning at around 4am. We have not found any distressed birds yet, but if you are walking or birding around Yaquina Bay in the next few days and see oiled or distressed birds, please note the species and exact location.
We cannot authorize you to collect any distressed birds, but please
notify the USFWS office in Newport at 541-867-4550 with the information.
Steve Holzman – Data Manager
USFWS Region 1 – National Wildlife Refuge System
Branch of Refuge Biology
Pacific Seabird Program
Oregon Coast NWR Complex
2127 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365-5258
541-867-4550, ext. 230
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