Friday, November 23, 2007

Surf Scoters Hit Hard by San Francisco Bay Oil Spill

As reported here, Surf Scoters (Melanitta perspicillata) comprise 40 percent of the 1,000 oiled birds captured alive and 25 percent of the 1,365 birds found dead following the release of 60,000 gallons of fuel after a cargo ship struck the San Franciso-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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