Marshes, Shorebirds Could Face Biggest Threats From California Oil Spill

Marshlands and shorebirds could face the biggest threats following the oil spill in California, which has allowed over 100,000 gallons of oil to leak into the Pacific Ocean, according to some experts.

Chris D’Elia, the Dean of the College of the Coast and Environment at LSU, told Newsweek that when looking at an oil spill like this, the biggest concern is “shore birds.”

“They are very seriously affected because oil coats their wings and they can’t naturally get rid of it,” D’Elia said. “So they’ll have to be treated with a detergent to try to clean them off.”

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