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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: June 12, 2015 1:17:51 PM PDT


Pelican Release
Juliet Lamb, PhD candidate at Clemson University, helps the UC Davis Oiled Wildlife Care Network secure a tracking device on a brown pelican in San Pedro, Calif., Thursday, June 11, 2015. The data from the tracking device will help scientists study the bird when it returns to the wild after being washed and rehabilitated from the Refugio oil spill in Santa Barbara. Photo by Justin Cox, UC Davis

Pelican Release

Dr. Christine Fiorello, UC Davis Oiled Wildlife Care Network, applies glue to the Teflon ribbon that secures a solar-powered satellite tracker to the pelican in San Pedro, Calif., Thursday, June 11, 2015. The pelican was washed and rehabilitated following the Refugio oil spill event in Santa Barbara. Photo by Justin Cox, UC Davis

Pelican Release

Solar-powered satellite tracking devices were secured to the pelicans in San Pedro, Calif., Thursday, June 11, 2015, to track their movement upon release. The pelicans were oiled in the Refugio oil spill event in Santa Barbara. Photo by Justin Davis, UC Davis

Pelican Release

The solar-powered satellite tracking device is worn like a small backpack between the pelican's wings, San Pedro, Calif., Thursday, June 11, 2015. The pelicans were oiled in the Refugio oil spill event in Santa Barbara. Photo by Justin Cox, UC Davis


Pelican Release

A brown pelican with a tracking device is monitored in San Pedro, Calif., Thursday, June 11, 2015 prior to its release. The pelican is one of several that were oiled in the Refugio oil spill event in Santa Barbara. Photo by Justin Cox, UC Davis

For more information contact:

Joint Information Center
(805) 770-3682
www.refugioresponse.com
reply@refugioresponse.com