Small offshore oil spills put seabirds at risk: Industry self-monitoring failing / 26.05.2016 | Pollution accidentelle des eaux (+ déchets plastiques) |
Seabirds exposed to even a dime-sized amount of oil can die of hypothermia in cold-water regions, but despite repeated requests by Environment Canada, offshore oil operators are failing when it comes to self-monitoring of small oil spills, says new research out of York University.
Chronic pollution from many small oil spills may have greater population-level impacts on seabirds than a single large spill, suggest researchers Gail Fraser and Vincent Racine of York University.