Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 8, 2019

Is Gulls’ love of fast food changing the Channel Islands

The LA Times  reports on the study of how the diet of gulls of fast foods may be impacting the Channel Islands

Seabirds, and their poop, play an important role in island ecosystems by moving nutrients from the mainland and the ocean to the island shores, said Young, who is advising Guerra on her research. It stands to reason that the gulls’ penchant for human junk food could ripple throughout the food chain.

“Based on what we know from other systems, this might have large-scale transformative impacts,”

Read full article Seagulls’ love of In-N-Out may be changing the Channel Islands – Los Angeles Times


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