Fri 18 May, 2012 12:07 pm
they woulda died anyway, ed...
Nobody knows. It seems the animals don't keep very accurate records.
I have no idea of the exact number .. I doubt that anyone does, really .... thousands? Millions?
Without a doubt oil spills have been a catastrophe for wildlife, birds, marine creatures, etc ... say nothing of terrible damage to the environment.
Below are links to just a few articles which will give you some idea of the scale of the damage ... from the Gulf oil slick, Lebanon's Mediterranean shore & Nigeria (huge!) .....
Gulf Oil Spill: Slick-Coated Animals Struggle And Die As 'Wildlife Apocalypse' Becomes Reality:
4,500 Animals Killed in BP Spill ... And Counting:
Lebanon Oil Spill Makes Animals Casualties of War:
Shell in court over Nigeria oil spill compensation:
Gulf Oil Spill's Animal Victims (photographs):
"It looks like a World War I scene, where the oil has totally destroyed much of the local environment and the fish”
Excellent reply, msolga, and pls accept my apologies for the flip tone of my earlier post. It's about the OP, not the subject matter.
thank you i shall use this
It is orders of magnitude less than the fatalities incurred, even on one, "wind farm".
Behavioural and environmental correlates of soaring‐bird mortality at on‐shore wind turbines
L Barrios… - Journal of applied ecology, 2004
Bird behaviour in and near a wind farm at Tarifa, Spain: Management considerations
G Janss… - Proceedings of National Avian-Wind …, 1998 - old.nationalwind.org
Bird mortality associated with wind turbines at the Buffalo Ridge Wind Resource Area, Minnesota
RG Osborn, KF Higgins, RE Usgaard… - The American Midland …, 2000 - BioOne
The literature is rich with papers.
You're saying it's at most 1% of the fatalities on just one wind farm? Dubious.
The oil layer which is form on the surface of water to the transfer of oil through boat called a spill.There are many problem obtained by oil spillage, and the most popular is the die of many animals which live in water. There is no exact number but thousand and millions of animals are die every year.