Otter’s Take on Santa Barbara’s Oil Spill

Otter’s Take on Santa Barbara’s Oil Spill

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We love cars. We love otters.

When our two loves collide, it can be a recipe for disaster, as we recently saw off of the coast of Santa Barbara County.

According to Time, “21,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean off the Santa Barbara County coast on Tuesday after an underground pipeline ruptured. The oil slick spread to at least nine miles long by Wednesday afternoon.”

Rather than pointing fingers, we are all about looking towards the future and getting our animal friends and beaches back in tip top shape.

Here are ways you can help with the oil cleanup efforts:

If you live in the area, see if you are able to volunteer.

Check out the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and other applicable agencies, such as the Environmental Defense Center.

Find animal organizations, such as Friends of the Sea Otters, to see if there is anything you can do to help out with the recovery.

As we started this post, we love our beach and animals but we also love our cars. We know we can find a balance.