Out at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, chief scientist Chris Haney relates both tragedy and triumph for exhausted migrating birds aboard the Gordon Gunter.
Posts Tagged: seabirds
Just over one year since the BP oil disaster began, Defenders’ chief scientist Chris Haney is headed back out into the deep Gulf of Mexico – this time on NOAA research vessel the Gordon Gunter. Read on as he embarks to study seabirds and the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Hope in the heart of disaster: Gulf Coast landowners set aside nearly half a million acres of habitat for migratory birds.
The morning of Sept. 20, Defenders of Wildlife staff and volunteers met at the Redington Long Pier on Redington Shores Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida for another coastal cleanup. Due to an increase in the number of sea turtle entanglements under this pier, we were targeting underwater marine debris and monofilament fishing line. When we arrived, all of the abandoned monofilament line and hooks could be seen hanging from the pier like tinsel on a Christmas tree…
On Saturday, August 21st, over 35 members and staff from Defenders of Wildlife and Ocean Conservancy met at the South Skyway Fishing Pier for another successful “Coastline Cleanup.” In less than four hours, participants collected over 2,000 pounds of marine debris and trash!