Beware of Seabirds Dropping

Coleridge’s ancient mariner would have had even graver misgivings for shooting an albatross these days. Populations of 17 out of the world’s 22 albatross species face the threat of extinction.

And albatrosses aren’t the only seabirds with sorrows.

The world’s 346 seabird species are seeing alarming population crashes, announced ornithologists from BirdLife International in the journal Bird Conservation International.

Forty-seven percent of marine birds are in decline.

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photo: A wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) flying in Southern Ocean, Drake’s Passage. (Snowmanradio, Wikimedia Commons)

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