Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
January 23, Tuesday 2018 1:35 AM       

       HEADLINES: CPM using SFI to carry out attacks: Chennithala                                              Kerala fisherman dies of food poisoning                                              Malayalee fisherman who died at sea not given respect, protest in Pulluvila                                              Dreaded SIMI-IM terrorist arrested                                              Arrested terrorist was trying to revive SIMI, IM: Police                                              Independent judiciary must for the survival of a liberal democracy: J Chelameswar                                              25 students injured in Pak varsity clash                                              UN agency for Palestinians seeks funds after US cuts                                              Mallya extradition trial's next hearing date remains uncertain                                              Blues take on Transport United in AFC Cup                                              Gaurika returns to action in second leg at Hero WPGT                                              Tendulkar gives pep talk to women's team ahead of SA series                                              Australian Open: Federer eases into quarters                                              IPL 2018 to begin from April 6                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SCI&TECH Next Article: Starfish, anemones protect ecosystems from climate change  
       Even modest exposure to oil can harm coastal, marine birds
 
         Posted on :18:03:34 Oct 13, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:18:03:34 Oct 13, 2017
         Tags: Even modest exposure to oil can harm coastal,
 

WASHINGTON DC: A new study suggests that birds with even small amounts of oil present on their feathers experience problems related to their red blood cells.

This was revealed in a recent Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry study that examined blood samples from birds present in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and 2011.

According to it, following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even birds with small amounts of oil present on their feathers experienced problems related to their red blood cells.

The findings showed that even a modest oil exposure can cause problems for individual birds and bird populations.

Lead author Dr. Jesse Fallon said that his team found that oil-induced injury to birds was far more wide-reaching than previously suspected.

"Even birds with relatively limited exposure to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill sustained damage to circulating red blood cells and had evidence of anemia, which can adversely affect reproduction and reduce survival," Fallon added.

A A
       SCI&TECH
Next Article: Starfish, anemones protect ecosystems from climate change
 
 
SCI&TECH HEADLINES
ixigo introduces India's first augmented reality feature for Train Passengers  
Super blue moon on Jan. 31 will mark last of trilogy  
Now, a blood test that can screen eight cancer types  
Secret of longevity protein revealed!  
Absence of this gene can give men deadly cancer  
Soon, you can demote group admins on WhatsApp  
Regular yoga can slow down ageing of brain: Study  
What are haemorrhoids (piles) and what causes them?  
WhatsApp facilitates quick switch from voice to video call  
The Thin and Light Lenovo Ideapad 720s shines at Digit Zero 1 Awards  
Frequent heartburns up cancer risk in older adults  
Blueberry vinegar can help fight dementia  
iPhones with older batteries will take a hit in performance: Apple  
Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours  
Google brings a host of new features on Pixel 2  
Scientists turn beer into suitable petrol  
Space gives a sense of humbleness: NASA astronaut  
Researchers discover genes to prolong human life  
Google announces best apps of 2017  
This technology can help to reduce accidents on icy roads  
Yepzon launches in India; promises smart safety solutions  
Soon, you'll be able to control diabetes with your phone  
Turning bacteria into 'world's smallest tape recorders'  
How breastmilk protects babies from food allergy decoded  
Stars among the oldest in our galaxy discovered  
 
Do you think that Governor's policy decision speech was bogus?
yes
 
no
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy