Effects of oil and oil burn residues on seabird feathers.

Abstract

It is well known, that in case of oil spill, seabirds are among the groups of animals most vulnerable. Even small amounts of oil can have lethal effects by destroying the waterproofing of their plumage, leading to loss of insulation and buoyancy. In the Arctic these impacts are intensified. To protect seabirds, a rapid removal of oil is crucial and in situ… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.05.029

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