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Main Title Effects of oil pollution on waterfowl : a study of salvage methods /
Author Griner, Lynn A., ; Herdma, Robert
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Herdman, Robert.
CORP Author Zoological Society of San Diego, Calif. Health Dept.
Publisher [Environmental Protection Agency, Water Quality Office],
Year Published 1970
Report Number EPA 15080EBZ 12/70; EPA-WQO-15080-EBZ; 05983,
Stock Number PB-198 091
OCLC Number 04884813
Subjects Waterfowl--Effect of oil spills on ; Wildlife rescue ; Oil spills and wildlife--California
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Oils) ; ( Birds ; Cleaning) ; California ; Ducks ; Geese ; Toxicity ; Cleaning ; Cleaning agents ; Feathers ; Films ; Crude oil ; Petroleum industry ; Pathology ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Oil slicks ; Santa Barbara(California) ; Oil pollution
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-15080-EBZ-12-70 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/09/2014
EJBD  EPA-15080-EBZ-12-70 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/26/2015
ELBD RPS EPA 15080-EBZ-12-70 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/19/2017
NTIS  PB-198 091 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ii, 35 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A study was made of salvage methods for waterfowl subjected to oil pollution. Mallard ducks were the primary test species used. Aspects of the pathology of some of the waterfowl species involved in the Santa Barbara oil slicks were also investigated. Although some refined petroleum products contain toxic compounds, the Santa Barbara crude used as a test oil in this study produced no apparent ill effects. Polycomplex A-II was found to be a rapid and effective cleansing agent for the removal of oil from bird plumage. Oil on bird plumage alters feather structures by replacing the small air pockets twee fn barbules of the feather, thereby decreasing buoyancy and insulation. Removal of oil from downfeathers is more difficult than from the contour feathers. Ducks and geese are more amenable to treatment and post-treatment care than are the more aquatic fowls, such as grebes, loons, auks and murres. Confinement times should be as brief as possible, as the incidence of mycotic and other infectious diseases increases under long periods of close confinement. (Author)
"15080EBZ 12/70." Prepared for the Water Quality Office, Environmental Protection Agency under research grant #14-12-574. Includes bibliographical references (page 35).