Birds Oiled at Sea
Entry ID: gomc_327

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Summary
Abstract: Oil released at sea, whether from chronic operational discharges or
accidental spills, can directly kill any seabird that it touches on the sea
surface. This oiling causes severe distress for individual birds and can have
significant impacts at the population level. Marine oil pollution from chronic
operational discharges is both illegal and preventable. The costs of taking
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Purpose: Assessing the numbers of seabirds killed by oil at sea.
Only a small proportion of birds killed by oil are actually found on shore,
because many never reach land, instead being carried offshore or sinking.
Others may reach the shore but are never found, instead becoming buried in the
beach, decomposing or being carried off by scavengers. Estimates of the actual
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Related URL
Description: Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available
from this web site.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.67   S: 42.94   E: -51.15   W: -142.91

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Originating Center
Data Center
Atlantic Region, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ns.ec.gc.ca/wildlife/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NEIL BURGESS
Phone: (709) 772-4143
Email: neil.burgess at ec.gc.ca
Contact Address:
17 Waterfowl Lane
City: Sackville
Province or State: NB
Postal Code: A1N 4T3
Country: Canada
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Fees: No
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (709) 772-4143
Email: neil.burgess at ec.gc.ca
Contact Address:
17 Waterfowl Lane
City: Sackville
Province or State: NB
Postal Code: A1N 4T3
Country: Canada
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-15
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