Apex Houston

Source of pollution: 
tanker
Animals affected
Species affected: 
Common murres,rhinoceros auklet, Cassin's auklet, marbled murrelet, loons, grebes, scoters.
Total estimate of oiled birds: 
9856
Number of birds released: 
878
Number of birds into intake: 
3512

The tank barge Apex Houston lost a hatch cover while being towed along the California coast.

Amount and type of oiled spilled: 
Estimated 25,800 gallons of crude oil