From the Daily News:
The oil-soaked razorbill that waddled onto the beach in Far Rockaway last month was just the tip of the iceberg.
A January tugboat accident spilled between 6,000 and 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the waters, a measure that far exceeds the level of damage first indicated by Department of Environmental Conservation officials.
Meanwhile, as many as 10 birds may have been drenched in oil when the tug Sea Lion took on water, sinking just outside Atlantic Beach.
But wildlife rehabilitators who received several waterfowl covered in muck suggested the number of sickened sea birds could be much higher.
But according to DEC, it's swans that are responsible for the destruction of native wildlife and must be destroyed. Somehow I don't think their alleged crimes compare to all that humans have done to the environment.