UC Davis Today
Fate of oiled wildlife 25 years later
By Corinna Fish
First came the American Trader oil spill in Huntington Beach in 1990, followed by a public response to save wildlife covered in oil. The plan included a call to UC Davis’ wildlife experts.
How did Orange County residents help form the OWCN?
‘Without the public response to American Trader — lead by people living in Orange County who understood the importance of the marine environment — we wouldn’t have nearly the degree of responsiveness we have now.’
— Michael Ziccardi