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Post-release survival of surf scoters following an oil spill: An experimental approach to evaluating rehabilitation success

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Title
Post-release survival of surf scoters following an oil spill: An experimental approach to evaluating rehabilitation success
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Marine Pollution Bulletin, February 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.11.027
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Susan E.W. De La Cruz, John Y. Takekawa, Kyle A. Spragens, Julie Yee, Richard T. Golightly, Greg Massey, Laird A. Henkel, R. Scott Larsen, Michael Ziccardi

Abstract

Birds are often the most numerous vertebrates damaged and rehabilitated in marine oil spills; however, the efficacy of avian rehabilitation is frequently debated and rarely examined experimentally. We compared survival of three radio-marked treatment groups, oiled, rehabilitated (ORHB), un-oiled, rehabilitated (RHB), and un-oiled, non-rehabilitated (CON), in an experimental approach to examine post-release survival of surf scoters (Melanitta perspicillata) following the 2007 M/V Cosco Busan spill in San Francisco Bay. Live encounter-dead recovery modeling indicated that survival differed among treatment groups and over time since release. The survival estimate (±SE) for ORHB was 0.143±0.107 compared to CON (0.498±0.168) and RHB groups (0.772±0.229), suggesting scoters tolerated the rehabilitation process itself well, but oiling resulted in markedly lower survival. Future efforts to understand the physiological effects of oil type and severity on scoters are needed to improve post-release survival of this species.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 43 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 27%
Researcher 11 24%
Unspecified 6 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Other 9 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 49%
Environmental Science 9 20%
Unspecified 7 16%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 7%
Mathematics 1 2%
Other 3 7%

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#10,890,168
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#2,926
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#239,239
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#22
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