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90 percent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

90 percent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

 Nearly 90 percent of individual seabirds alive today have consumed some form of plastic and about 60 percent of them, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, have plastic in their guts, estimates a new study.

Sea-level warming forces seabirds to abandon nesting grounds

Warming oceanographic conditions and fishing pressure are driving nesting seabirds away from their ancestral breeding grounds in the Gulf of Mexico into California harbours, a study has found.

Mystery over 1,300 birds found dead on Chilean beach

Chilean authorities said Monday they are investigating what killed some 1,300 seabirds that mysteriously turned up dead on a beach.

Seabirds sniff out genetically compatible mate: Study

It is not just mammals who can sniff out a suitable mate but even seabirds use body odour to choose a genetically compatible partner, a new research has found.

Storm petrel seabirds use smell to prevent inbreed

Seabirds are able to identify their relatives from smell alone, scientists have claimed.