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Santa Barbara oil spill: 7 aerial photos that show the fallout

With as much as 105,000 gallons of oil spilled off the Santa Barbara County coast this week, waters are topped by a slick and splotched with black, and some nine miles of shoreline is sullied. These aerial photos show some of the effects.

Oil fouls beaches, water and kelp forests

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Cleanup worker confronts blobs of oil

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Sheen reflects off oil-flecked water, oil-soaked kelp

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Boats deploy oil boom to help contain spilled material

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Oil stains the shore near Refugio State Beach

Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Pelicans fly over murky, shiny water

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The drive along the coast overlooks the dark spill

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