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BeachCOMBERS Reflections on Seabird Mortality Events

Lindsey, J., E. Kelsey, C. Gibble, E. Donnelly-Greenan, H. Nevins, S. Benson, R. McMorran, J.T. Harvey, and BeachCOMBERS volunteers (February 2017)

Poster presentation at Pacific Seabird Group meeting, Tacoma, WA


BeachCOMBERS (Coastal Ocean Mammal and Bird Education and Research Surveys) conducts standardized monthly surveys of beachcast marine birds and mammals in Central and Southern California to assess trends in deposition and assist in the early detection of natural and anthropogenic mortality events.