Number of oil affected seabirds climb to 158
Since the major oil slick on the Table View beach front caused by the SELI 1 on Saturday, 1 September 2012, SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) have been admitting an ever increasing number of oil-affected penguins to their rehabilitation centre in Table View, Cape Town. SANCCOB has been part of the joint response operations for each incident for this vessel.
Update on oiled penguins at SANCCOB
Today was another busy day for the SANCCOB team of staff and volunteers, and the first 29 oiled African penguins that were washed. The volunteers commented on how strong the birds were and a few people went home with some bruises today!