Marine Wildlife Rehabilitation - Oil Spill Response

Irish coastal waters are home to a variety of marine wildlife which regularly present at veterinary clinics requiring treatment. The following pages outline the veterinary response for

  1. Oiled seabirds casualties
  2. Seal casualties

The references pages highlight recommended texts for continuing education in the field of marine wildlife rehabilitation.

This is a joint-collaboration between University College Dublin and the Irish Seal Sanctuary.

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This site was designed and is intended for use by veterinarians only. It is not for use by those outside the veterinary profession. If you need or require assistance with an oiled bird or an injured/abandoned seal, call the Irish Seal Sanctuary. Do not attempt to approach or touch the injured bird/animal. Marine birds and seal pups are dangerous and carry many potentially harmful diseases which can be transmitted to humans.

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Created by UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine. 2008