Birds released from Marin rescue center

November 5, 2009 6:43:29 PM PST
Hundreds of birds rescued off the Oregon and Washington coasts were released from a Marin County beach Thursday.

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The birds are the survivors of a foamy slime and had been flown to the International Bird Rescue Center in Fairfield to be cleaned.

Once a bird gets into the foam, it becomes vulnerable to hypothermia.

Thousands of birds died.

As for the killer foam? A federal wildlife lab is trying to determine the cause. It has since diminished as mysteriously as it had formed.

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