Kiani Satu Oiled Seabirds Update

 Knysna oil spill - Gannets rehabilitated by SANCCOB


Knysna oil spill – Gannets rehabilitated by SANCCOB

Herewith an update on the amount of oiled seabirds admitted at SANCCOB’s facility in Cape St. Francis:

  • 51 x oiled African penguins (Knysna, Wilderness, Mossel Bay, Still Bay, Plettenberg Bay and Cape St. Francis).
  • 165 x Cape Gannets (from Bird Island) of which 94 have been washed by our team already.
  • 1 x White-breasted cormorant (Buffels Bay).

TOTAL ADMITTED OILED BIRDS: 217

Oil samples sent to the CSIR have yet to confirm whether the oil found on the 165 Cape Gannets was from the Kiani Satu vessel.

The first group of oiled African penguins will be washed today.

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