Sunday 29 August 2010

Crying over spilt oil!

Oil spills have had a devastating impact on sea birds. On coming in contact with the oil, the feathers of the birds mat and separate, their waterproofing abilities are impaired, exposing the delicate inner bodies to the extremes in temperatures, and death often occurs by hypothermia. The birds often try to overcome the damage by preening, and unwittingly ingest the oil and this causes lethal damage to its internal organs.

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