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More oil-covered mammals brought to SeaWorld San Diego from spill

More oil-covered mammals brought to SeaWorld San Diego from spill
SeaWorld San Diego rescue specialists wash a young elephant seal oiled by the spill in Santa Barbara County. Eleven sea lions and six elephant seals are being cared for at the park. (David Koontz / SeaWorld San Diego)

The number of oil-covered mammals bought to SeaWorld San Diego from the spill at Refugio State Beach continues to rise, officials said Wednesday.

Three members of the park's animal rescue team remain at the site of the spill in Santa Barbara County to assist in recovery efforts.

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SeaWorld is caring for 11 sea lions and six elephant seals brought from Santa Barbara. All are considered in guarded condition, officials said.

The animals have been washed and hydrated, and have had blood samples taken.

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