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Refugio Coast Oil Spill

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Santa Barbara County Battalion Chief Chris Childers (left) and Fire Chief Eric Peterson (right) confer with Coast Guard Marine Science Technician Marshall Liverman in the area of the oil spill (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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Oil from a land-based leak spills down the cliff down and into the ocean North of Refugio Beach (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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Oil from a land-based leak spills down the cliff down and into the ocean North of Refugio Beach (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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Cormorants sit just North of, and upwind of, where the oil spilled down the cliffs to the ocean in the Refugio Beach area (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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Oil from an onshore leak spills down the cliff and into the ocean north of Refugio Beach (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An out-of-state vacationing couple weren't going to let the oil spill keep them from enjoying the beach but moments later a state park official cleared the coastal area due to the unknown hazards of the fumes (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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Waves off Refugio Beach churn and move the oil spill along the coastline (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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Waves off Refugio Beach churn and move the oil spill along the coastline (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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Refugio Beach campers watch the oil spill from high ground (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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Waves off Refugio Beach churn and move the oil spill along the coastline (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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Waves off Refugio Beach churn and move the oil spill along the coastline (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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An estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill just North of Refugio State Beach coating 4 miles of the shoreline and a sheen 50-100 yards wide (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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A Clean Seas trailer arrives at Refugio Beach about 4:30 p.m on the afternoon of the oil spill (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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L to R Jade, Lisa (mom) and Leif briefly check out the oil spill Refugio State Beach (May 19, 2015)..

Published on May 19, 2015

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Workers set up work lights on the North side of Highway 101 in the area of the oil spill's origin (May 19, 2015)

Published on May 19, 2015

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