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Red tide sickening birds in Monterey Bay

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  • torusert
    650 birds affected by odd, oily substance caused by algae bloom. IBRRC rescue crews capture birds oiled by a sticky, clear liquid in Monterey Bay. Just as the
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      650 birds affected by odd, oily substance caused by algae bloom.
      IBRRC rescue crews capture birds oiled by a sticky, clear liquid in
      Monterey Bay.

      Just as the San Francisco Bay spill response was winding down, IBRRC
      was busy again treating hundreds of sick birds washing ashore in
      Monterey Bay affected by an oily substance.

      At least 650 birds, some dead and many alive, were rescued and treated
      at the Cordelia bird center. The incident was caused by a naturally
      occurring red tide or algae bloom in the bay waters from Marina Beach
      north to Santa Cruz. At least 369 birds were washed and released back
      into the wild. For additional information:

      http://www.ibrrc.org/Moss_Landing07_mystery_spill.html


      Tom Rusert
      www.IBRRC.org
      Community Outreach &
      Release Team
      Cordelia, CA.
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