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Oil-covered bird

Oil-covered bird

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Credit

JOHN WATNEY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN WATNEY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Oil-covered bird. Oil-covered bird being washed using a shower attachment. The most common cause of oil contamination of wildlife is an oil spill. Seabirds such as this guillemot (Cepphus sp.) often become poisoned by the oil as they try to groom their feathers with their beak.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

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