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Title: Seabird-oil spill behavior study. Volume 1. Executive summary. Final report

Abstract

This volume contains a summary of findings of a two year (1980-1982) study on the behavior of seabirds encountering oil-contaminated water. An information survey, undertaken in the study, indicated that out of nearly 300 references to seabird/oil research only 12 articles addressed the topic of seabird behavior in the presence of oil. Available evidence does, however, indicate that seabirds avoid or try to avoid making contact with petroleum oil. Field observations and experiments conducted in the study areas of natural oil seeps in the Santa Barbara Channel California, revealed that: (1) abundance of seabirds in the study area was relatively low when compared to that in oil-free areas of the Channel; (2) the age and/or the residency status of Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis), Western Gulls (Larus occidentalis) and Heermann's Gulls (Larus heermanni) were related to the frequency of interaction of these birds with oil.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nero and Associates, Inc., Portland, OR (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6598448
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6598448
Report Number(s):
PB-84-179530
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: See also PB84-179548
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BIRDS; BEHAVIOR; OIL SPILLS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; ABUNDANCE; CALIFORNIA; SURVEYS; TOXICITY; ANIMALS; FEDERAL REGION IX; NORTH AMERICA; USA; VERTEBRATES 020900* -- Petroleum-- Environmental Aspects; 520200 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Varoujean, D.H., Baltz, D.M., Allen, B., Power, D., and Schroeder, D.A. Seabird-oil spill behavior study. Volume 1. Executive summary. Final report. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Varoujean, D.H., Baltz, D.M., Allen, B., Power, D., & Schroeder, D.A. Seabird-oil spill behavior study. Volume 1. Executive summary. Final report. United States.
Varoujean, D.H., Baltz, D.M., Allen, B., Power, D., and Schroeder, D.A. Fri . "Seabird-oil spill behavior study. Volume 1. Executive summary. Final report". United States. doi:.
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author = {Varoujean, D.H. and Baltz, D.M. and Allen, B. and Power, D. and Schroeder, D.A.},
abstractNote = {This volume contains a summary of findings of a two year (1980-1982) study on the behavior of seabirds encountering oil-contaminated water. An information survey, undertaken in the study, indicated that out of nearly 300 references to seabird/oil research only 12 articles addressed the topic of seabird behavior in the presence of oil. Available evidence does, however, indicate that seabirds avoid or try to avoid making contact with petroleum oil. Field observations and experiments conducted in the study areas of natural oil seeps in the Santa Barbara Channel California, revealed that: (1) abundance of seabirds in the study area was relatively low when compared to that in oil-free areas of the Channel; (2) the age and/or the residency status of Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis), Western Gulls (Larus occidentalis) and Heermann's Gulls (Larus heermanni) were related to the frequency of interaction of these birds with oil.},
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year = {Fri Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1983},
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