The recent oil spill in Santa Barbara, California has prompted a SeaWorld specialist team to save animals.
At SeaWorld in San Diego, an oil spill team is poised behind the scenes to rescue crude oil-stained birds and mammals from the recent devastation.
Learn more about the cleaning and rehabilitation process in the video below.
The video notes that it takes roughly 24 hours for the oil spill to saturate fur and feathers, which then reduces the ability to insulate from the cold Pacific waters. In turn, animals can’t feed fast enough to keep their metabolism and body temperature up.
Imagine 15 to 20 tubs of warm soapy water to clean one single bird. Then scale that up for potentially hundreds or thousands of animals that could be affected by the oil spill.
Thanks to SeaWorld for stepping up and helping these animals out.