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Rehabilitation and survival of oiled common guillemots Uria aalge in the UK

Wanless, Sarah; Thomas, T.. 2004 Rehabilitation and survival of oiled common guillemots Uria aalge in the UK. In: Oil Pollution and Conservation of Biodiversity, Porto Torres, Sardinia, 17-20 Oct 2002. MEDMARAVIS, 111-122.

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Abstract/Summary

The common guillemot is the most frequently oiled species of seabird in the United Kingdom. Analyses of ringing data indicate that survival prospects of rehabilitated individuals have been extremely poor compared to wild birds. In recent years considerable effort and resources have been directed at improving rehabilitation methods, in particular investigating whether the weight and condition of birds can be improved by keeping them in sea cages during the weeks prior to release and also by trying to target the most favourable environmental conditions for the birds' release.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity > BD01 Conservation and Restoration of Biodiversity > BD01.4 Management of species and ecosystems
CEH Sections: _ Biodiversity & Population Processes
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: The Proceedings of this conference are available from the MEDMARAVIS website: www.medmaravis.org
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 28 Apr 2009 12:56
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5826

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