Since rescue efforts began over 700 birds have been captured alive. They're scrubbed from bill to foot -- an arduous process that can send the animals into shock. Most survive the process, but some do not. The ones that do are tagged and released back into the wild, far away from their oily home, but with no guarantee that they won't try to return to their original nesting grounds. Over the past few weeks 97 birds have been released, 41 of them just last night
Gina Sunseri, James Wang and Katie Slaman contributed to this report.