When it rains, it pours

Dear friends, As you know, International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) is in the midst of a large-scale rescue effort to save seabirds threatened by a massive algal bloom off the coast of Oregon and Washington State. After more than a week of 17-hour days, our dedicated staff and volunteers have washed over 400 birds. … Read more

Deadly sea foam subsides, 10,000 seabirds die

The Oregonian newspaper out of Portland, has a terrific and sad piece about the Sea Slime ’09 event that hit seabirds in the Pacific Northwest late last month. The story is titled:“Deadly ocean foam subsides, but more than 10,000 seabirds die”: The deadly foam that clobbered seabirds in the Pacific Northwest has subsided and several … Read more