The largest oiled wildlife rescue and rehabilitation effort ever mounted took place in 2000 in South Africa when an iron ore ship, the Treasure, sank between the two largest breeding islands for African Penguins. Over the ensuing week 40,000 penguins were collected and half were oiled. International Bird Rescue took a lead role in the management of the rescue team. Jay Holcomb managed the rehabilitation facility that cared for 15,000 penguins. Ninety-five percent of the penguins were eventually released back into the wild.
In his lecture, Holcomb will discuss the rehabilitation process, explaining how changing protocols to fit the situation changed the course of this disaster recovery. Holcomb is the executive director of International Bird Rescue.
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
|Cost||$5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.|
|Tickets||You can purchase tickets online for this lecture. You will need to select the option from the menu, correct time, and date on the following pages. Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students must call to RSVP.|
|RSVP||(562) 590-3100, ext. 0|
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