A Plains All American Pipeline underground pipeline ruptured near Refugio State Beach and most of the oil ran down a ravine under the nearby Highway 101 and into the ocean.
The Oiled Wildlife Care Network was activated with the majority of the birds being taken to the International Bird Rescue Southern California facility. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine MammalStranding Network responded to the marine mammals.
Refugio Natural Resource Damage Assessment: Mammals
Refugio Natural Resource Damage Assessment: Birds