Heavy waves / rapid water flow

Summary Information

Classification Physical / Water conditions / Type:

(This physical factors section is currently used in Wildpro predominantly to link different data types and demonstrate inter-relationships. It does not contain detailed information on the physical factor itself.)

Synonyms --
  • Heavy surf, fast currents and waterfalls have been associated with waterfowl being found drowned and / or with traumatic injuries.
  • Wave action repeatedly carrying water over birds sitting on the water may increase the risk of both salt encrustation (on highly saline water bodies) and ice entrapment (on fresh water) during a sudden drop in temperature which causes salt precipitation or ice formation.
Directly associated diseases entered into Wildpro

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