Oil Spill Response Tools 

This page contains protocols, forms and documents for the Wildlife Processing Unit (WPU; managed by Point Blue and the Oiled Wildlife Care Network).

This page also contains links to forms and metadata for search and collection (California Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response and the Oiled Wildlife Care Network).

**Data entry for oiled wildlife surveys and observations coming soon.**

Tools

Instructions

Oiled Wildlife Processing Protocols, Forms and Codes   
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Protocols for processing oiled wildlife in the state of California. Contains relevant forms and code keys (also available separately below). Revised March 2014 by Point Blue Conservation Science and the Oiled Wildlife Care Network for the wildlife processing team

Metadata

Avian Species Codes and Special Status   
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Standardized four-letter codes, federal or state special status, and band size of commonly encountered birds in California oil spills. See full wildlife processing protocols for more details. Revised Sept 2013
Beach Search Effort Log Guidelines - CDFG OSPR   
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For using the Beach Search Effort Log (CDFG OSPR form).
Data Log Code Key for Processing Oiled Wildlife   
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Shorthand Code Key for Data Logs - to use as reference during spill. More detailed descriptions of codes and instructions can be found in the wildlife processing protocols. Revised January 2014.
Marine Mammal Codes and Special Status   
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Marine mammal (pinnipeds and otters) species codes and special status. See wildlife processing protocols for more details. Created November 2009.

OWCN Oiled Bird Color Band Code Key   
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OWCN protocols for temporary color bands given during field stabilization, intake, and processing of DOAs, or to indicate re-banded birds or those with medical conditions.

Data Form

Beach Search Effort Log - CDFG OSPR Form   
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California Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response BEACH SEARCH EFFORT LOG.
Data Log - for Processing Oiled Dead Animals   
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Dead Animal Data Log. See full wildlife processing protocols for details AND see code key. Revised January 2014
Data Log - for Processing Oiled Live Animals   
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Dead Animal Data Log. See full wildlife processing protocols for details AND see code key. Revised January 2014.
Federal Band Recovery Form for Use During Oiled Wildlife Processing   
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Form for tracking federally banded dead and live birds collected during an oil spill. See wildlife processing protocols for more details. Created November 2009.

Oiled Wildlife Processing - Photo Corrections Log   
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Log for tracking corrections/edits to digital photo evidence. For the Wildlife Processing Unit. See wildlife processing protocols for details. Revised January 2014.
Point Blue - Oil Spill Survey Form for Field Surveys   
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Point Blue data form for surveying beaches for wildlife (oiled and unoiled) during an oil spill event.

Post Arrival Mortality Log for Oiled Wildlife Processing   
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Log for tracking post arrival mortalities during wildlife processing. See full wildlife processing protocols for details. Revised January 2014.

Other

Point Blue Species Placards (2012)  
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Species Identification Placards for the WPU and other groups. Provides guidance for identifying, ageing, and sexing some of the most commonly encountered species in California oil spill events. Version 2.0 November 2012