Ongoing research testing the giant birds’ eggs and beaks has found evidence of British Petroleum oil from the blowout as well as the controversial dispersant that BP used in control efforts.
The project began after a trip to Sauk Centre. “I was flabbergasted by the amount of billboards heading into the town,” said Ossian Or.
The average age of a BWCA visitor has gone from 26 in 1969 to 36 in 1991 to 45 in 2007. Two-thirds of campers in 2007 were 40 or older.