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Over the last few weeks, many walking the beaches around Tofino and Long Beach may have noticed a large number of dead birds washed up in the high tide line. The gull-like birds, spread up and down the length of the peninsula, have likely been disconcerting for many residents, and a welcome source of perfume for many dogs. Many of the birds have been adorned with small metal tags, bearing the words ‘BC Beached Bird Survey’.
A brief call to Peter Davidson, BC Program Manager for Bird Studies Canada, the organization behind the BC Beached Bird Survey, helped Read the rest of this entry »
Of course getting any of our governmental organizations to look into this is not easy. Coast Guard says it’s not their department; DFO was reluctant to get involved (update: but apparently will now look into it); District of Tofino says it’s not within their jurisdiction either.
Hopefully someone will take it upon themselves to Read the rest of this entry »
Yup, it looks pretty disgusting, that black sludgy stuff piling up against the docks and drifting out to the open ocean with the big ebb this afternoon.
I went down to have a look. It’s stinky, but doesn’t seem to be an oil slick – although there is definitely oil mixed in with it. It’s a lot of black sludge and worm casings and lots of old beer cans.
Coast Guard tells me that Read the rest of this entry »