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Crimson Polaris oil spill 07

NRDA Asia's first beached birds survey in this cargo ship accident, the estimation of dead wildlife counted in this survey is important. Under the Law of the Sea, shipowners can be billed for wildlife conservation program costs comparable to deaths.

Hypothermia is the most common cause of death for oil-contaminated seabirds, so it is known that contaminated and debilitated individuals take action to evacuate to inland waters that they normally do not approach. It is often observed in calm waters such as Misawa Veedol Beach, where we first investigated.

No such individuals were observed in this survey, either living or dead.

by KazU


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