A barge collided with a ship on March 22 spilling what's believed to be about 4,000 barrels of oil into the shipping channel.
Thousands of birds are now dealing with the oil in the water and on the shoreline.
To make matter's worse, wildlife officials say the birds use the area as a refuge during spring migration.
The coast guard says there's no timetable for when things will get back to normal.
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