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Effects of oil on aquatic birds

June 9, 2009

There is some evidence of the impact of direct mortality from oil spills on bird populations, but very little is known about the sublethal and indirect effects of oil on birds. Research at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland, is directed at (1) determining the effects of petroleum on the physiology and reproductive success of birds, and (2) developing the analytical methodology necessary for detection of petroleum in avian tissues.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1977
Title Effects of oil on aquatic birds
DOI
Authors P.H. Albers
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title FWS/OBS
Series Number 77-24
Index ID 5210462
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center