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09 May 2001 description

TECHNICAL CHRONOLOGY OF CDRS ACTIONS

Although several months have passed since the Jessica oil spill, follow-up work continues. Scientists from the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS), continue to monitor sites to discover which areas the fuel affected. Of the 650 sites throughout the Galapagos Islands that were selected for sampling, only the sites in Santa Cruz and Santa Fe remain to be checked. In the next two weeks five staff members of the area of Vertebrate Ecology and Monitoring will visit these sites in a motor launch and carefully search for any traces of fuel.

02 Mar 2001 description

TECHNICAL CHRONOLOGY OF CDRS ACTIONS

The area of Vertebrate Ecology and Monitoring, Charles Darwin Research Station, continues to take samples at sensitive sites along the Galapagos coastlines in order to establish the distribution and quantity of the fuel that has arrived on land. 650 sites throughout the Galapagos Islands south of Marchena Island were selected for sampling. Last week all of the selected sites on Floreana Island were covered. The team found that the bunker fuel has affected the northeast corner of Floreana. Several marine iguanas were oiled.

20 Feb 2001 description

TECHNICAL CHRONOLOGY OF CDRS ACTIONS

Latest Updates about Monitoring Efforts

Activities in San Cristobal

On Thursday February 15, personnel from the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) in San Cristobal reported that more fuel had started leaking from the Jessica in the morning. The fuel was actually washing up onto the shore. Fortunately it was only a small amount 2,000 or 3,000 gallons, but it was an ominous reminder of what may have happened if the currents had been flowing in the other direction when the first spill occurred.

16 Feb 2001 description

TECHNICAL CHRONOLOGY OF CDRS ACTIONS

Update on the latest developments concerning "Jessica" in San Cristobal

Yesterday, February 15th, a small amount of fuel was reported to be leaking from "Jessica" once again. The tanker ran aground, off the coast of San Cristobal, a month ago.

05 Feb 2001 description

TECHNICAL CHRONOLOGY OF CDRS ACTIONS

The Galapagos National Park Service (GNPS) continues to coordinate the clean up, monitoring and wildlife rescue operations throughout the archipelago. The latest GNPS press release gives information on their activities.

The Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) has supported GNPS efforts, particularly through monitoring. Results of the various trips underway continue to come in and the impacts so far have been minimal.

On Friday February 2, the vessel Flamingo I returned to Santa Cruz.

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