Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Migratory seabird deaths linked to hurricanes

05/16/2017 03:07 PM EDT

a sooty tern being fitted with a telemetry tag

Stronger and more frequent hurricanes may pose a new threat to the sooty tern, a species of migratory seabird found throughout the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic, a new Duke University-led study reveals. The study is the first to map the birds' annual migratory path and demonstrate how its timing and trajectory place them in the direct path of hurricanes moving into the Caribbean from the Atlantic. Climate change may increase the risk.

Full story at https://nicholas.duke.edu/about/news/migratory-seabird-deaths-linked-hurricanes

Duke University

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