By Ana Chauhan, Chief Editor, The Pawprint
Off the coast of California, an oil slick has started washing ashore contaminating wetlands, killing fish, and closing beaches.
Approximately 3,000 barrels of oil have spread over an area covering 13 square miles off the Orange County Coast.
Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr stated that portions of the coastline were covered in oil.
An investigation of the suspected cause, a pipeline breach, is in progress.
The slick, 5 miles off the coasts of Newport and Huntington Beach, was discovered on Saturday morning.
It is thought to be one of the largest oil spills in the state’s recent history. Authorities are attempting to contain the oil using protective booms, whilst divers are trying to determine how to leak occurred