The last few weeks have been punctuated by a couple of scientific meetings where some of us at the OWCN presented talks. Week before last, I attended the American Ornithological Union meeting in San Diego where I gave a talk titled: Post-Release Studies of oiled wildlife: do data support rehabilitation?
Last week, Mike Ziccardi and I attended the Pacific Seabird Group (PSG) meeting in Long Beach.
Mike and Laird Henkel of OSPR put together a special session of talks called: Life and Death: identification, quantification, and reduction of mortality in seabirds. In this session, we had some talks especially relevant to oil spill response including:
|Nevins et al.||DEMOGRAPHY OF MORTALITY FACTORS AFFECTING MARINE BIRDS IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, 2005 – 2009|
|Jessup et al.||MARINE BIRD STRANDING EVEVT DUE TO A HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM PRODUCING A NOVEL PROTEIN SURFACTANT: KILLER FOAM|
|Gibble et al.||THE 2009 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA BRANDT’S CORMORANT (PHALACROCORAX PENICILLATUS) DIE-OFF AND BREEDING FAILURE EVENT|
|Ellis and Courchesne||CYCLIC MASS MORTALITY OF COMMON EIDERS AT CAPE COD, MA|
|Henkel et al.||IMPACTS OF NATURAL PETROLEUM SEEPS ON MARINE BIRDS IN CALIFORNIA|
|Humple et al.||DEMOGRAPHICS OF WINTERING WESTERN AND CLARK’S GREBES: INSIGHTS INTO DIFFERENTIAL WINTERING AND OIL SPILL IMPACTS|
|Dietrich and Fitzgerald||VESSEL-SPECIFIC SEABIRD BYCATCH IN ALASKA DEMERSAL LONGLINE GROUNDFISH FISHERIES, 2004-2007|
|Good et al.||SPECTERS IN THE SOUND: MORTALITY OF MARINE BIRDS FROM DERELICT FISHING GEAR IN PUGET SOUND AND THE NORTHWEST STRAITS|
|Warnock||EFFECTS OF OIL SPILLS ON SHOREBIRDS: A REVIEW|
|De la Cruz et al.||SURVIVAL OF REHABILITATED SURF SCOTERS (MELANITTA PERSPICILLATA) OILED DURING THE COSCO BUSAN SPILL ON SAN FRANCISCO BAY COMPARED TO UNOILED CONTROL GROUPS|
|Phillips et al.||MODIFICATIONS TO REHABILITATION PROTOCOLS FOR NORTHERN FULMARS: POSSIBLE IMPLICATIONS FOR OTHER PROCELLARIIDS|
|Ziccardi and Massey||REDUCING MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY OF OIL-AFFECTED SEABIRDS – ADVANCES IN OILED WILDLIFE REHABILITATION PROTOCOLS AND TECHNIQUES|
These meetings are exciting to go to and always informative.
Speaking of an exciting meeting, in September (7-11) up at Victoria, British Columbia, the first World Seabird Conference is being held. That will be a terrific meeting so sign up soon. The deadline for abstracts is coming up fast (5 Mar).