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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Savitski, R. M. (2008). The influence of accidental spreading of oil-products in Kerch Strait on the Cormorant. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 11, 246-248 Views: 446 Branta copyright Branta license

Branta Issues > Issue №11 (2008)

Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 246-248

The influence of accidental spreading of oil-products in Kerch Strait on the Cormorant

R.M.Savitski

About 2000 tons of black oil and diesel oil, 6800 tons of sulphur entered sea in the KerchStrait after tankers' wreck in November 2007. Ornithological investigations have been carried out from 13.11.2007 to 25.02.2008 at Taman Penincula to study the influence on birds of this accident at sea and estimate the damage. Species composition and numbers of dead birds were determined as well as the reasons of their death. The total number of dead birds in the waters of KerchStrait after the accident at sea was about 12000 individuals. Proportion of the Cormorants among dead birds was 18%.

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