Drift cards plot extent of oil spill

Julie Bertrand / The Oceanside Star
February 13, 2014

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Georgia Straight Alliance want to know what would happen if an oil tanker spilled in the Salish Sea.

To that end, last fall they dropped drift cards made of biodegradable plywood from a location in the Burrard Inlet. The four-inch by six-inch yellow cards, identified with contact information and unique serial numbers, are used to illustrate the potential extent of an oil spill.

They’re planning to drop more cards in the next couple of weeks.

Beach walkers in Oceanside are asked to watch for the yellow cards on beaches and report them…

To read the full article please visit the Oceanside Star website.


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