California oil spill – in pictures

California oil spill – in pictures

Derek Fisher (left) holds on to the shirt of Steven Botello as he tries to reach out to help an oil soaked bird that washed ashore at Refugio State Beach Campground in Goleta, California. Lara Cooper/Noozhawk.com / Reuters

Volunteers carry buckets of oil from an oil slick along the coast of Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California. Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

California oil spill – in pictures

A helicopter coordinates ships below pulling booms to collect oil from the spill. Michael A. Mariant / AP Photo


California oil spill – in pictures

Clean-up crews work at the site of an oil spill at Refugio State Beach. Michael A. Mariant / AP Photo

California oil spill – in pictures

A pelican covered in oil sits on a beach about a mile west of Refugio State Beach. Kenneth Song / The News-Press via AP

California oil spill – in pictures

Workers clean up after an underwater oil pipe ruptured spilling an estimated 21 thousands gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean near Refugio State Beach. Michael Nelson / EPA

California oil spill – in pictures

Citizen volunteers clean up a contaminated beach after the spill. Michael Nelson / EPA

California oil spill – in pictures

Oil flows toward the ocean from the inland oil spill near Refugio State Beach. The largest oil spill ever in US waters at the time occurred in the same section of the coast where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement. David McNew / Getty Images / AFP

California oil spill – in pictures

An oil-covered lobster lies dead on the beach. David McNew / Getty Images / AFP

California oil spill – in pictures

Oil washing ashore in the Pacific Ocean following the spill. MIKE ELIASON / SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT / EPA

California oil spill – in pictures

Buckets filled with oil sludge are placed near a contaminated beach. Michael Nelson / EPA

California oil spill – in pictures

In this February 7, 1969 photo, workers collect oil-soaked straw from the beach at Santa Barbara Harbor, California, following a leak from an off-shore well that covered area beaches. Cleanup crews fanned out again on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, after thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled from a broken pipe and flowed into the Pacific Ocean along the same stretch of coastline as the 1969 spill, which was the largest ever in US waters at the time. AP Photo

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