The distribution of seabirds and marine mammals in Falkland Islands waters
(2002)
R W White, K W Gillon, A D Black & J B Reid
A report of data collected on the distribution of seabirds and marine mammals in the waters around the Falkland Islands, between February 1998 and January 2001.

Summary

The Seabirds at Sea Team (SAST) was established in 1979 to study the distribution and abundance of seabirds in the seas around the United Kingdom. The project started as a consequence of seabird mortality caused by oil pollution from vessels at sea in the 1970s and concerns about the risk of oil spills associated with oil exploration and exploitation in the North Sea.

In the Falkland Islands, hydrocarbon exploration licences were awarded in 1996 and activity
culminated in 1998 with the drilling of six wells by the drilling rig Borgny Dolphin. The perceived threat to seabirds of potential surface pollution demanded that the location of important concentrations of seabirds in these waters be determined

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Please cite as: R W White, K W Gillon, A D Black & J B Reid, (2002), The distribution of seabirds and marine mammals in Falkland Islands waters, ISBN 1 86107 534 0