Global seabird decline greater than expected › News in Science (ABC Science)

The global seabird population may have fallen by almost 70 per cent since 1950, a new study suggests.

The study, published recently in PLOS ONE, analysed data on 162 species, representing 19 per cent of the global seabird population.

They found the population of those species had declined overall by 69.7 per cent between 1950 and 2010.

“It’s an awful lot,” says co-author ecologist Dr Edd Hammill of the University of Technology, Sydney.

via Global seabird decline greater than expected › News in Science (ABC Science).

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