Hundreds of shorebirds were covered in oil after the November 7 Cosco Busan oil spill in the San Francisco Bay. Many died, but some were saved. Here, International Bird Rescue Association volunteer Tom Rusert releases one of the very first stricken shorebirds back into the wild after being cleaned.
November 20, 2007 12:52 PM PST
Photo by: U.S. Coast Guard
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