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Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life

...pots” for ocean life, with thriving communities of seabirds above and a web of phytoplankton, krill, and fish ...h significantly increased phytoplankton, krill and seabirds out to a radius of more than two miles around the icebergs. They may also play a surprising role in ...

Restoring seagrass beds: Is it for the birds?

...stakes in the damaged grassbeds, hoping to attract seabirds to use the stakes as a resting area where they can "do their business" and fertilize the shoal grass beneath them. "Birdstakes have proven successful in the Florida Keys," comments Dr. Heck. "We're placing signs in marinas and along the grassbed bo...

Not just the birds

... soil. With no native mammals, vast populations of seabirds (29 species currently) use the area for nesting. H...st a quarter of the islands, about 100 total. The seabirds that inhabited the islands transported nutrients from the nearby seas to the islands via their guano...

Overfishing may drive endangered seabird to rely upon lower quality food

...r. "Even in the good years, only 50 percent of the seabirds were nesting, and for those that did, many nests f...ional studies using feathers from a wider range of seabirds and from a greater selection of time periods to get a clearer picture of impacts of oceanic conditio...

Oil spills and climate change double the mortality rate of British seabirds

...n November 2002, have far-reaching consequences on seabirds breeding far from the scene of the initial polluti...te change. If this is the case, it would mean that seabirds are vulnerable to human activities on two counts: oil pollution from tanker spills and changes to th...

Industrial contaminants spread by seabirds in High Arctic, new Canadian study shows

.... The most common form of wildlife in the Arctic, seabirds are responsible for transporting most of the human...Canada has the longest coastline in the world, and seabirds are typically the dominant wildlife found in these coastal ecosystems, Dr. Blais says: "Most of Cana...

Multiple Campylobacter Genomes Sequenced

... (found in cats and dogs), and C. lari (present in seabirds in particular). Disease-causing bacteria generally get into people via contaminated food, often undercooked or poorly handled poultry, although contact with contaminated water, livestock, or household pets can also cause disease. In 2000, C. jejuni ...

Introduced foxes transformed vegetation on Aleutian Islands from lush grasslands to tundra

Huge colonies of seabirds accustomed to nesting on islands free of predators... form of bird droppings. On islands without foxes, seabirds transfer nutrients from the ocean to the land by feeding on marine fish and invertebrates and spread...

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