Emergency Care and Rehabilitation of Oiled Sea Otters: A Guide for Oil Spills Involving Fur-Bearing Marine Mammals

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780912006789
  • Publisher: University of Alaska Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Pages: 300

Table of Contents

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Introduction: History, Perspectives, and Goals
Ch. 1 The Effects of Oil on Sea Otters: Histopathology, Toxicology, and Clinical History 3
Ch. 2 Sea Otter Capture 23
Ch. 3 Physical and Chemical Restraint 39
Ch. 4 Initial Clinical Evaluation, Emergency Treatments, and Assessment of Oil Exposure 45
Ch. 5 Diagnosing and Treating Common Clinical Disorders of Oiled Sea Otters 59
Ch. 6 Cleaning and Restoring the Fur 95
Ch. 7 Husbandry and Nutrition 103
Ch. 8 Rehabilitation of Pregnant Sea Otters and Females with Newborn Pups 121
Ch. 9 Care of Sea Otter Pups 133
Ch. 10 Release Strategies for Rehabilitated Sea Otters 141
Ch. 11 Wildlife Triage 155
Ch. 12 Facilities for Oiled Sea Otters 159
Ch. 13 Facility Management and Personnel 177
Ch. 14 Occupational Safety in the Rehabilitation Center 187
Ch. 15 The Effects of Oil Contamination and Rehabilitation on Other Fur-Bearing Marine Mammals 197
Appendix 1 Average Values for Physiological, Hematological, and Morphological Parameters for Sea Otters, Polar Bears, Northern Fur Seals and Harbor Seals 213
Appendix 2 Forms for Documenting Necropsy Results, Capture, Treatments, Observations, and Release Data for Sea Otters Placed in Rehabilitation Facilities 215
Appendix 3 Hematology and Blood Chemistry of Oiled Sea Otters 235
Appendix 4 Detailed Floor Plans for a Sea Otter Rehabilitation Center 245
Appendix 5 U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regional Offices 255
Appendix 6 Equipment Used for the Capture, Handling, and Treatment of Oiled Sea Otters 257
Glossary 265
Index 275
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