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Rising sea levels threaten Puffins

(From thenorthernecho.co.uk)- The Farne Islands have been identified as being among ten coastal landmarks owned by the National Trust which could suffer because of erosion and rising sea levels.Twenty species of seabirds breed there, including 55,674 pairs of puffins, and a colony of grey seals uses the islands as pupping grounds. Bad weather could make it impossible to cross the short expanse of sea, and increasing sea levels could wash away the quays. Officials fear storms could also wash away many of the sea bird chicks that nest there.


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