Newcastle Harbour Oil Spill

An oil spill in Newcastle Harbour saw 34 pelicans rescued, assessed and washed to remove oil from feathers. Oil on a bird prevents the natural waterproofing of its plumage leading to the bird feathers remaining wet and becoming cold as the ability to thermo-regulate its temperature is compromised.

Assessment for fish-hook ingestion


Veterinarian assessment

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Disaster Triage  centre for 34 pelicans

After three weeks in rehabilitation, eventual release of all 34 pelicans