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Threatened species revealed as victims of devastating oil disaster

Yahoo! News

Thousands of people continue to clean up and assess Orange County’s once-pristine beaches, with many popular holiday spots remaining closed.  Along with various species, including gulls and a brown pelican, seven federally threatened western snowy plovers are being treated.  A partnership led by UC Davis and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife manages a network of 44 organizations that respond to oil leaks, with 13 sent to the cleanup area on this occasion.