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Mendocino Coast Audubon Program November 19

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  • Charlene McAllister
    Mendocino Coast Audubon Program Long Term Ecological Changes in the Gulf of Alaska Dr. Robert Spies Monday, November 19, 2007- 7:00 pm 7:00 pm at 1211 Del Mar
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      Mendocino Coast Audubon Program



      Long Term Ecological Changes in the Gulf of Alaska

      Dr. Robert Spies

      Monday, November 19, 2007- 7:00 pm

      7:00 pm at 1211 Del Mar Drive, Fort Bragg



      In 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil spill contaminated about 1,500 miles of
      Alaska's coastline. It killed birds, mammals, and fish, and disrupted the
      ecosystem in the path of the oil. In 1991, Exxon agreed to pay the United
      States and the State of Alaska $900 million over ten years to restore the
      resources injured by the spill, and the reduced or lost services (human
      uses) they provide. The Exxon Valdez Restoration Plan provides long-term
      guidance for restoring the resources and services injured by the oil spill.
      It contains policies for making restoration decisions and describes how
      restoration activities will be implemented.



      Dr. Robert Spies has served as Chief Science Advisor to governments on the
      Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Program and will speak on the ecological
      changes to Alaska following the historic oil spill. What have been the
      longer term effects on the gulf of Alaska? What are the effects of
      contaminants on a marine ecosystem? Dr. Spies is President of Applied
      Marine Sciences in Livermore and has worked on issues of contamination of
      marine ecosystems throughout California as well as in Alaska. As a member
      of the the Science Panel for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, he
      advises the Executive Director on how well the science embodied by research
      proposals and monitoring efforts meets the mission and goals of the Council.
      The Science Panel also participates in peer review of research proposals.



      The program is open to the public and is free of charge. A small donation
      to cover costs of presenting programs will be appreciated.



      For further information contact charmac@... or call 937-4463





      Charlene McAllister
      P.O. Box 332
      Little River, CA 95456
      707-937-4463





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