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  • LForouhi
    Hello. If you have any spare time, pleae contac the US Fish an Wildlife Service to help with the clean up effort in the SF Bay. Follow this link:
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 13, 2007
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      Hello. If you have any spare time, pleae contac the US Fish an Wildlife Service to help with the clean up effort in the SF Bay.

      Follow this link: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/owcn/

      --> Go to the "For Volunteers" Tab at the top of the page

      --> Go to the "Quick Links, Forms" and fill out and fax the Volunteer Participation Form.

      Thanks!





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      Double-crested Cormorant. PHOTO BY GARRETT LAU


      Long-billed Dowitcher. PHOTO BY GARRETT LAU

      November, 9th 2007: Special Report

      Enewsletter of the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

      Oil Spill Response

      Dear Friends of the Bird Observatory,

      As you have heard by now, on Wednesday morning, a cargo ship collided with part of the Bay Bridge and spilled 58,000 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay , wreaking havoc on the Bay's ecosystems, especially the birds.

      Birds are particularly vulnerable during spills. It only takes a small amount of oil to compromise a bird's feather integrity and insulation, and to cause hypothermia and death. Also birds can ingest the oil as they clean it off their feathers, which then inhibits their ability to digest food.

      On Thursday, Bird Observatory staff and volunteers were out on the salt ponds and levees conducting wintering shorebird counts. At that early point in the disaster, we saw no evidence of oiled birds.

      But today, Friday, our biologists spotted oiled birds, primarily scaup and Surf scoter just south of Highway 92 ( San Mateo Bridge ) near Hayward . So while most of the stricken wildlife has so far been found around the central bay and coastal beaches, those oiled birds that can still fly are capable of moving into the south bay.

      The Bird Observatory is working closely with U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff to rescue oiled birds, by conducting surveys both from land and by boat, and to transport them to rehabilitation specialists. Other partners include the lead agency, the Department of Fish and Game Oil Spill Prevention and Response, the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and International Bird Rescue in Vallejo .

      Thank you for all the emails and phone calls we've received today, from members and the press, who are deeply concerned and want to know how best to help.

      If you see oiled birds, please note the species, number and precise location. This data is important for us to be able to relocate the birds, and for the eventual assessment of the spill's damage.

      In the south bay, call us at 408-946-6548 x10 or email biologist Caitlin Robinson at crobinson@... Anywhere in the bay, call the Oiled Wildlife Hotline: 877.823.6926 to report oiled animals or oiled waterways.
      For more updates on the spill, visit www.sfgate.com
      For more information on volunteering to help rehabilitate birds, visit the web site of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/owcn/






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    • LForouhi
      Hello-If anyone wants to carpool with me on Saturday up to Fairfield to volunteer with the oil spill clean up efforts, let me know.I am leaving San Jose around
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 14, 2007
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        Hello-

        If anyone wants to carpool with me on Saturday up to Fairfield to volunteer with the oil spill clean up efforts, let me know.
        I am leaving San Jose around 2:00pm and can also pick people up on the way.

        Regards,
        Leila


        --- On Tue 11/13, LForouhi < forouhi@... > wrote:

        From: LForouhi [mailto: forouhi@...]
        To: SJSU_MURPs@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 14:45:58 -0500 (EST)
        Subject: [SJSU_MURPs] Help Clean Up SF Bay

        Hello. If you have any spare time, pleae contac the US Fish an Wildlife Service to help with the clean up effort in the SF Bay.

        Follow this link: http://www.vetmed. ucdavis.edu/ owcn/

        --> Go to the "For Volunteers" Tab at the top of the page

        --> Go to the "Quick Links, Forms" and fill out and fax the Volunteer Participation Form.

        Thanks!





        >Subscribe
        >Archive




        Double-crested Cormorant. PHOTO BY GARRETT LAU


        Long-billed Dowitcher. PHOTO BY GARRETT LAU

        November, 9th 2007: Special Report

        Enewsletter of the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

        Oil Spill Response

        Dear Friends of the Bird Observatory,

        As you have heard by now, on Wednesday morning, a cargo ship collided with part of the Bay Bridge and spilled 58,000 gallons of fuel oil into San Francisco Bay , wreaking havoc on the Bay's ecosystems, especially the birds.

        Birds are particularly vulnerable during spills. It only takes a small amount of oil to compromise a bird's feather integrity and insulation, and to cause hypothermia and death. Also birds can ingest the oil as they clean it off their feathers, which then inhibits their ability to digest food.

        On Thursday, Bird Observatory staff and volunteers were out on the salt ponds and levees conducting wintering shorebird counts. At that early point in the disaster, we saw no evidence of oiled birds.

        But today, Friday, our biologists spotted oiled birds, primarily scaup and Surf scoter just south of Highway 92 ( San Mateo Bridge ) near Hayward . So while most of the stricken wildlife has so far been found around the central bay and coastal beaches, those oiled birds that can still fly are capable of moving into the south bay.

        The Bird Observatory is working closely with U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff to rescue oiled birds, by conducting surveys both from land and by boat, and to transport them to rehabilitation specialists. Other partners include the lead agency, the Department of Fish and Game Oil Spill Prevention and Response, the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and International Bird Rescue in Vallejo .

        Thank you for all the emails and phone calls we've received today, from members and the press, who are deeply concerned and want to know how best to help.

        If you see oiled birds, please note the species, number and precise location. This data is important for us to be able to relocate the birds, and for the eventual assessment of the spill's damage.

        In the south bay, call us at 408-946-6548 x10 or email biologist Caitlin Robinson at crobinson@sfbbo. org Anywhere in the bay, call the Oiled Wildlife Hotline: 877.823.6926 to report oiled animals or oiled waterways.
        For more updates on the spill, visit www.sfgate.com
        For more information on volunteering to help rehabilitate birds, visit the web site of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network http://www.vetmed. ucdavis.edu/ owcn/







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