Even modest oil exposure can harm coastal and marine birds

Refugio Beach, California, oil along the coastline. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care.


Many birds and other wildlife die following an oil spill, but there are also other potential long-terms effects of oil exposure on animals.

The findings show that even modest oil exposure can cause problems for individual birds and bird populations…

Read Full Article; SETAC (10-12-2017)

Small offshore oil spills put seabirds at risk; Science Daily (05-26-2016)
Chronic pollution from many small oil spills may have greater population-level impacts on seabirds than a single large spill, suggest researchers…