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Scientists predict where seabirds forage

Researchers have used information about seabird colonies and food availability to create a mathematical model which predicts where they forage for food during the breeding season.

dateFeb 07, 2012 in Ecology
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New study shows how much food is needed by seabirds

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international group of scientists, including one from the U.S. Geological Survey, has shown that many seabirds begin to suffer when the food available for them in the ocean declines below a critical level. ...

dateDec 22, 2011 in Ecology
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New models may reduce seabird bycatch

Tens of thousands of albatrosses and other far-ranging seabirds are killed each year after they become caught in longline fishing gear. Innovative new models developed by a Duke University-led research team may help reduce ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Ecology
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Tsunami killed thousands of seabirds at Midway

(AP) -- Thousands of seabirds were killed when the tsunami generated by last week's massive earthquake off Japan flooded Midway, a remote atoll northwest of the main Hawaiian islands, a federal wildlife official said Tuesday.

dateMar 16, 2011 in Ecology
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Ingestion of plastic found among small ocean fish

Southern California researchers have found evidence of ingestion of plastic among small fish in the northern Pacific Ocean in a study that they say shows the troubling effect floating litter is having on marine life in the ...

dateMar 11, 2011 in Ecology
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