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July 8, 2015

Cormorant released into Pacific Ocean following rehabilitation (1.67 MB)

Los Angeles County - Cormorant released into Pacific Ocean from following rehabilitation at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center, San Pedro, Calif., July 2, 2015. The cormorant received care following oiling during the Refugio Oil Spill Incident in Santa Barbara County. Photo by California Oiled Wildlife Care Network

July 8, 2015

Cormorant prepares to take flight to Pacific Ocean (1.65 MB)

Los Angeles County - Cormorant prepares to take flight to Pacific Ocean following care and treatment at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center, San Pedro, Calif. July 2, 2015. The cormorant is one of 42 birds released from the Refugio Oil Spill Incident in Santa Barbara County. Photo by California Oiled Wildlife Care Network

July 8, 2015

Cormorant takes flight to the Pacific Ocean.jpg (1.56 MB)

Los Angeles County - Cormorant takes flight to the Pacific Ocean following care and treatment at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center, San Pedro, Calif. July 2, 2015, after Refugio Oil Spill Incident. Cormorants are open ocean birds. Photo by California Oiled Wildlife Care Network

July 8, 2015

California Brown Pelicans move from transport cages to the ocean during release on July 2, 2015 (1.6 MB)

White’s Point San Pedro, Calif. - California Brown Pelicans move from transport cages to the ocean during release on July 2, 2015. Oiled Wildlife Care Network volunteers released the birds after treating them at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center in San Pedro. Photo by California Oiled Wildlife Care Network

July 8, 2015

Rehabilitated California Brown Pelicans prepare to take flight after being released (1.68 MB)

White’s Point San Pedro, Calif. - Rehabilitated California Brown Pelicans prepare to take flight after being released on July 2, 2015, by Oiled Wildlife Care Network volunteers who treated the birds for oiling at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center in San Pedro. Photo by California Oiled Wildlife Care Network

July 8, 2015

Rehabilitated California Brown Pelicans return to the Pacific Ocean (1.58 MB)

White’s Point San Pedro, Calif. - Rehabilitated California Brown Pelicans return to the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 2015, after treatment at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center in San Pedro. The birds were captured and treated following the Refugio Oil Spill, Santa Barbara County. Photo by California Oiled Wildlife Care Network

June 24, 2015

Refugio Oil Spill Response Storyboard (2.09 MB)

June 24, 2015

Phases of Oil Spill Response (764.14 KB)

Phases of an Oil Spill Response For the full diagram please click here.

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June 5, 2015

Restoration of Pipeline Excavation Site, SSE View (1.72 MB)

Left image shows pipeline release site during early excavation efforts, May 25, looking south-southeast. Right image shows cleaned area June 3.

June 5, 2015

Refugio Beach Kelp Clean-up, After Clean-up (1.47 MB)

Left image shows clean-up of oiled kelp on Refugio Beach, May 22. Right image shows beach after cleaning, June 3.

June 5, 2015

Refugio Beach Clean-up, After Clean-up (1.44 MB)

Left image shows clean-up teams on Refugio Beach, May 29. Right image shows beach after cleanup, June 3.

June 5, 2015

Clean-up team between Refugio Beach and El Capitan (1.32 MB)

Left image shows clean-up team between Refugio Beach and El Capitan May 29. Right photo shows same site after clean-up June 3.

June 5, 2015

Beach Workers cleaning Refugio Beach, Beach After Cleaning (1.27 MB)

Left image shows beach workers cleaning Refugio Beach, May 29. Right image shows beach post-clean-up June 3.

June 5, 2015

Restoration of Pipeline Excavation Site, NNE View (1.63 MB)

Left image shows pipeline release site during early excavation May 25, looking north. Right photo shows same location post-excavation, June 3.

June 5, 2015

Restoration of Pipeline Excavation Site, ENE View (1.46 MB)

Left image shows pipeline release site excavation May 24, looking east-northeast. Right image shows cleaned area June 3.

June 2, 2015

Refugio oil spill response (24.32 MB)

A crewmember cleans oil off rocks at Refugio State Beach, California, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Oil, which spilled from an onshore pipeline on May 19, resulted in cleanup efforts at the onshore site and along several miles of California coastline. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson

June 2, 2015

Cleanup operations (19.62 MB)

Crewmembers continue to clean the California coastline to remove oil near Rufugio State Beach, California, Monday, June 1, 2015. Oil, which spilled from an onshore pipeline on May 19, resulted in cleanup efforts at the onshore site and along several miles of California coastline. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson

June 2, 2015

Refugio oil spill response (21.81 MB)

Crewmembers continue to clean the California coastline to remove oil near Rufugio State Beach, California, Monday, June 1, 2015. Oil, which spilled from an onshore pipeline on May 19, resulted in cleanup efforts at the onshore site and along several miles of California coastline. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson

May 31, 2015

Volunteers gear up at Gaviota beach (2.09 MB)

CDFW oversees volunteers suiting up in protective gear before cleaning up tar balls at Gaviota beach in Santa Barbara county.

May 31, 2015

Volunteers gear up at Gaviota beach (2.6 MB)

Local volunteers gear up in protective jumpsuits, rubber boots and gloves before cleaning up tar balls.

May 29, 2015

Refugio oil spill response (17.94 MB)

Beach cleanup crew members work to cleanup oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach, Calif., May 22, 2015. The oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean from a broken on-land pipeline impacted the coasts and maritime environment north of Santa Barbara. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley)

May 29, 2015

Refugio oil spill response (417.97 KB)

SANTA BARBARA - Members from the International Bird Rescue clean an oiled brown pelican at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center, May 25, 2015. Oiled birds are cleaned and cared for before being released back into the wild. (Photo courtesy of International Bird Rescue)

May 29, 2015

Refugio oil spill response (20.86 MB)

Boat crew members work to clean up oil and oil-impacted marine vegetation from the water nearRefugio State Beach, Calif., May 23, 2015. Oil spilled from an onshore pipeline release and entered the Pacific Ocean resulting in cleanup efforts on the water and along several miles of California coastline. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley)

May 29, 2015

Refugio oil spill response (53 KB)

Two members from the Coast Guard’s Strike Team survey the location where an oil pile broke andspilled the product into a nearby drainage culvert and into the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley)

May 29, 2015

Offshore support vessels staged in the cove (1.02 MB)

(California Department of Fish and Wildlife photo)

May 29, 2015

Fishery closure sign at El Capitan State Beach (2.92 MB)

(California Department of Fish and Wildlife photo)

May 22, 2015

Refugio Incident Overflight Map May 22, 2015 0645-1045.jpg (972.82 KB)

Overflight map prepared by NOAA. USE ONLY AS A GENERAL REFERENCE

May 22, 2015

Beach cleanup crew members pick up oiled seaweed and ocean debris (57.33 KB)

Beach cleanup crew members pick up oiled seaweed and ocean debris from the beach near Refugio State Beach, Calif., May 21, 2015. Clean up teams are worked along several miles of beach north of Santa Barbara to clean and minimize impact to the maritime environment. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

May 22, 2015

Beach cleanup crew members use a shovel to place gathered oil and affected sand into a bag (48.74 KB)

Beach cleanup crew members use a shovel to place gathered oil and affected sand into a bag as they clean up along a beach near Refugio State Beach, Calif., May 21, 2015. Clean up teams used shovels and their hands to gather affected soil and ocean debris along oil impacted beaches north of Santa Barbara. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

May 22, 2015

Crews continue clean-up of the oil using boom operations off the coast of Goleta, CA (3.34 MB)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Crews continue clean-up of the oil using boom operations off the coast of Goleta, Calif., May 21, 2015. The clean-up operation for the spill commenced the evening of Tuesday May 19, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrea Anderson)

May 22, 2015

Crews recover boom used in the clean-up operations along Refugio State Beach (3.11 MB)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Crews recover boom used in the clean-up operations along Refugio State Beach in Goleta, Calif. May 21, 2015. The clean-up operation for the spill commenced late Tuesday evening. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrea Anderson)

May 22, 2015

Crews continue clean-up of the oil along Refugio State Beach (10.03 MB)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. ­­– Crews continue clean-up of the oil along Refugio State Beach in Goleta, Calif., May 21, 2015. The clean-up operation for the spill commenced late Tuesday evening. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrea Anderson)

May 22, 2015

Members of wildlife response organizations look for wildlife impacted by an oil spill (45.26 KB)

Members of wildlife response organizations walk past an oil covered rock as they look for wildlife impacted by an oil spill along the beach near El Capitan State Beach, Calif., May 21, 2015. Oil, which spilled from an on-land pipeline, impacted several miles of coast line as crews battle to clean up and reduce the impact of the spilled oil. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.)

May 22, 2015

Response crews collect oil from on the water as well as clean beaches impacted by an oil spill (12.61 KB)

Response crews collect oil from on the water as well as clean beaches impacted by an oil spill along the coast north of Santa Barbara, Calif., May 21, 2015. Oil, which spilled from an on-land pipeline several miles of coastline as crews battle to clean up and reduce the impact of the spilled oil. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley.

May 20, 2015

Overflight - Shoreline Skimming (1.33 MB)

May 20, 2015

Overflight - Over Water (1.1 MB)

May 20, 2015

Skimmer Near Shore (1.32 MB)

May 20, 2015

Overflight - Oil on Water (1.14 MB)