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December 1, 2008

Cosco Busan spill: What birds species were affected

In all the rush of news from the Cosco Busan spill, we neglected to post this “Bird Injury Summary” from the spill. It was collected by the government agencies involved in the spill.

The report shows the number and species of birds collected live and dead and includes a chart showing the bird collection numbers by day during the November 2007 spill.

Facts:

• Highest number of affected species was the Surf Scoter at 766
• Next highest: Western Grebe at 404
• More than 200 birds were collected four days after the spill

Download the PDF here

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