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1 April 1989 Presumed Drowning of Aleutian Canada Geese on the Pacific Coast of California and Oregon
Paul F. Springer, Roy W. Lowe, Richard K. Stroud, Patricia A. Gullett
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Abstract

Carcasses of 42 and 17 Aleutian Canada geese (Branta canadensis leucopareia), a federally listed endangered species, were found on ocean beaches near Crescent City, California, and near Pacific City, Oregon, respectively, following severe storms. Necropsies and other information suggest that the birds were flushed during the storms and somehow entered the water where they were washed into the surf and drowned.

Springer, Lowe, Stroud, and Gullett: Presumed Drowning of Aleutian Canada Geese on the Pacific Coast of California and Oregon
Paul F. Springer, Roy W. Lowe, Richard K. Stroud, and Patricia A. Gullett "Presumed Drowning of Aleutian Canada Geese on the Pacific Coast of California and Oregon," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 25(2), 276-279, (1 April 1989). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-25.2.276
Received: 9 May 1988; Published: 1 April 1989
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Aleutian Canada goose
Branta canadensis leucopareia
California
case report
drowning
endangered species
mortality
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