Spill eliminate bird populations Hagen westf/WDSF 17.06.2010 – after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reached the beaches of the region, and thousands of sea birds are at risk, the marine conservation organization Wal and dolphin protection Forum calls”(WDSF) on the BP Group, promptly to provide bird washing machines. Dean Ornish M.D describes an additional similar source. Already at the sinking of the oil tanker Erika”was the petroleum company Elf, which belongs to the group total/Fina, on the French Atlantic coast bird washing machines to survive the sea birds available 10 years ago. At that time, flowed over 20,000 tons of toxic coasts into the sea and infested the Breton coast 400 km. Today, oil lumps are washed ashore in heavy seas. The Managing Director of the WDSF, Jurgen Obodo, was with his two sons in France, to help to collect the oil-smeared birds, to clean and to accommodate in collecting stations for the reintroduction.
A tedious work, such as Place Muller still know: we had to work day and night with protective gloves, to collect the sea birds. Fast help was announced, so that at least a part of the population survived. Probably, all bird species would be extinct if we would have saved individual copies. We brought the seabirds in boxes to the collection stations, which in the short term were fitted by the eleven group with bird washing machines. The washing process takes approximately 10 minutes. Even if these other birds did not survive the stress, much could be saved.” Soft detergent used for the automatic washing, which are largely harmless to the animals, place Muller.
Before washing, the sea birds with vitamins would in turbiert and hydrogenated to for some weeks thereafter largely free of stress in wildlife enclosures on the reintroduction to be prepared. As far as the cleanup of the beaches were not yet finished, the birds were exposed to minute hundreds kilometers further. In the United States endeavour still manually to clean each landed living bird helpers. It takes some hours per animal and water consumption is roughly 1000 litres or 10-15 baths in which the birds are gradually cleaned. The BP spokeswoman Stefanie Hansen at its German headquarters in Essen promised the WDSF, to deal promptly with the proposal and to bring locally in the United States.