Total direct mortality of seabirds from the Exxon Valdez oil spill
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Published by EVOS Trustee Council in Anchorage, AK .
Written in English


  • Sea birds -- Mortality -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound Region,
  • Sea birds -- Effect of oil spills on -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound Region,
  • Oil spills and wildlife -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound Region

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Other titlesExxon Valdez oil spill state/federal natural resource damage assessment final report
StatementF. [sic] Glenn Ford ... [et al.].
ContributionsFord, R. Glenn., Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.
LC ClassificationsGC1552 .T67 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 684-711 :
Number of Pages711
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23956268M
LC Control Number2009438413

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Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) suffered major mortality after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska, We evaluate the contention that their recovery spanned over two decades. Historically, mortality of seabirds has been frequently recorded, but the most substantial event was the Exxon Valdez. During this particular oil spill, losses of seabirds were greatest inshore and near island passes, assumed to be associated with attempted feeding locations, with estimations of outright mortality numbering , seabirds (Al Cited by: 6. Effects of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Sea otters were severely impacted by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Estimates of acute spill related mortality range from about 1, to 5, in . Beginning in , large numbers of dead seabirds have been appearing on beaches in most marine areas of Alaska. Although seabird die-offs are known to occur sporadically (e.g. , , , /, and ) in Alaska, these recent die-offs have been distinguished from past events by their increased frequency, duration, geographic extent, and number of different species involved.

Long-term impacts of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on sea otters, assessed through age-dependent mortality patterns. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 97, Cited by: Kenneth Kertell, in The Natural History of an Arctic Oil Field, Oil Pollution. Oil spills have killed small proportions of Pacific loon populations on their wintering areas. For example, after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound on the southern coast of Alaska in , loon carcasses (all loon species combined) were retrieved (Field et al., ). The Exxon Valdez oil spill killed 2, sea otters, harbor seals, and up to 22 killer whales.   In the years after the Exxon Valdez spill, scientists noted higher death rates among sea otters and other species affected by the spill and stunted growth or other damage among additional : Larry West. perturbation of acute mortality fails to include impor-tant chronic and indirect delayed impacts, which can best be evaluated empirically in a long-term field assessment program. Yet, the large differences in out-comes among the field studies of ‘Exxon Valdez’ oil spill impacts on intertidal communities that we con-.

At am on Ma , an oil tanker known as the Exxon Valdez ran aground on the Bligh Reef off the coast of Alaska. The ship was carry, gallons of oil at the time, and.   Bob Day and Stephen Murphy of ABR, Inc., have been my long-term collaborators in studies of the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on seabirds. Bob Day, Keith Parker, Ted Bence, Mark Harwell, and three anonymous reviewers commented on the manuscript. Allison Zusi-Cobb prepared figure 4. This research was funded by ExxonMobil; however, the Cited by: 9. There has been considerable variability in the estimates of the number of seabirds killed in the Exxon Valdez oil spill, which has led to much contention (e.g., Piatt and Lensink, ; Parrish and Boersma, a,b; Piatt, ; Wiens et al., , ; Ford et al., , Piatt and Ford, ; Wiens et al., ; Day et al., ; Murphy.   Following the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in , effects were observed across a wide range of habitats and species. This will Author: John Curnutt.