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April, 2019

March, 2019

  • 11 March

    Seabirds on remote islands are contaminated with lead and selenium

    New research, published in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research, has found that seabirds are being exposed to elements such as lead and selenium at potentially high enough concentrations to start causing problems.  

  • 5 March

    Balloons the number 1 marine debris risk of mortality for seabirds

    A new study has found that balloons are the highest-risk plastic debris item for seabirds — 32 times more likely to kill than ingesting hard plastics. Researchers looked at the cause of death of 1733 seabirds from 51 species and found that one in three of the birds had ingested …

February, 2019

January, 2019