SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA September 30 - A live sea bird covered in oil, struggles to survive after it was washed onto the beach at Vandenberg Airforce Base near Santa Barbara, California Tuesday. An oil spill, four miles by two miles and a half-mile from the central California coast at its closet point, caused by a leak in an offshore platform's undersea pipeline, dumped an estimated 200 to 500 barrels of heavy crude oil on Monday. Calm seas and favorable weather has helped the cleanup effort, which will take 72 hours. (SJ) PL (smd22043) 1997 (COLOR)
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA September 30 - A live sea bird covered in oil, struggles to survive after it was washed onto the beach at Vandenberg Airforce Base near Santa Barbara, California Tuesday. An oil spill, four miles by two miles and a half-mile from the central California coast at its closet point, caused by a leak in an offshore platform's undersea pipeline, dumped an estimated 200 to 500 barrels of heavy crude oil on Monday. Calm seas and favorable weather has helped the cleanup effort, which will take 72 hours. (SJ) PL (smd22043) 1997 (COLOR)
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA September 30 - A live sea bird covered in oil, struggles to survive after it was washed onto the beach at Vandenberg Airforce Base near Santa Barbara, California Tuesday. An oil spill, four miles by two miles and a half-mile from the central California coast at its closet point, caused by a leak in an offshore platform's undersea pipeline, dumped an estimated 200 to 500 barrels of heavy crude oil on Monday. Calm seas and favorable weather has helped the cleanup effort, which will take 72 hours. (SJ) PL (smd22043) 1997 (COLOR)

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