Death Toll From Mystery Goo Reaches 200 Birds; Substance Still Unknown

January 22, 2015 1:38 AM

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Death Toll From Mystery Goo Reaches 200 Birds; Substance Still Unknown

FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — An unidentified sticky substance found on seabirds in the East Bay and Peninsula since Friday has killed about 200 birds, while more than 250 others are receiving care, California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said Wednesday.

Of the seabirds that have died as a result of the substance, about 150 of them are at a freezing facility in Hayward and 47 were transported to the nonprofit International Bird Rescue’s Fairfield facility, CDFW spokesman Andrew Hughan said.

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