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Just a tiny amount of oil damages seabirds' feathers, study reveals

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Tiny amounts of crude oil on the water surface, less than one percent of the thickness of a hair, can damage seabird feathers, a new study finds.
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Just a tiny amount of oil damages seabirds' feathers, study reveals

Tiny amounts of crude oil on the water surface, less than one percent of the thickness of a hair, can damage seabird feathers, a new study finds.

4 months ago·United States
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Just a tiny amount of oil damages seabirds’ feathers, study reveals

Tiny amounts of crude oil on the water surface, less than one percent of the thickness of a hair, can damage seabird feathers, a University College Cork (UCC) s

4 months ago·Charlottesville, United States
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Study suggests that even small amounts of crude oil can harm seabirds

It's always upsetting to see images of seabirds covered in crude oil, as the result of an accidental spill. According to a new study, however, even tiny amounts of routinely released waterborne oil may seriously damage such birds' feathers.

4 months ago
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