Two experts from SeaWorld will travel to the oil spill near Santa Barbara to help rescue and care for local wildlife.
Nick Northcraft and Bill Winhall, both animal care specialists with SeaWorld’s Oiled Wildlife Care Network, left San Diego at 4 a.m. Sunday to travel to the spill. The pair will work in the spill’s hot zone area as part of a wildlife recovery team.
A team of 100 specialists will remain on standby in case their helped is needed at the site of the spill.
SeaWorld has been treating several animals from the spill in San Diego, including a sea lion and elephant seal that arrived Friday and another sea lion and elephant seal that arrived Saturday.
The conditions of those animals are guarded as employees assess their condition and the animals are stabilized.