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Date:9/22/2014 5:59:17 AM
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HI CHEYENNE
Thousands of migrating shorebirds could be in grave danger because of a new oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A barge containing a million gallons of heavy, toxic fuel collided with another vessel in Galveston Bay Saturday. As much as 168,000 gallons of oil has already been released into the water.

Coming at the height of spring migration, the timing of the spill could not be worse.

The spill took place near the globally important Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary, a critical wintering and stopover habitat for as many as 70,000 migratory shorebirds. The flats host congregations of Piping, Snowy and Wilson's plovers and other shorebirds, including Long-billed Curlew and Red Knots.

Oiled birds are already being found — including a Sanderling and American White Pelicans — at Bolivar Flats.

Audubon is mobilizing an emergency response team to protect the Sanctuary and help rescue oiled birds

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