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…
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…