Oil spills require experienced personnel that can quickly triage and correctly treat large numbers of critically sick birds. Similarly, “bird wrecks,” where large numbers of waterbirds are disabled by harmful algal blooms, have increased in the past decade. Dr. Scott Ford has been involved in several of these responses and has the real-world experience the job demands. Not only that but he teaches first responders in capture and rescue techniques, wildlife deterrence (also known as “hazing”) to prevent oil contact, and treatment phases of oil spill response. If you would like to consult with Dr. Ford on your oil spill response situation, please fill out the form below or call 360-271-7000.

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