Should feeding gulls be banned to prevent pollution of beaches?

Should feeding gulls be banned to prevent pollution of beaches?

According to ornithology specialists, warnings on Scottish beaches not to feed gulls because their droppings contribute to water pollution are “massively out of proportion.” The posters, which are a part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s My Beach Your Beach campaign, have additionally come under fire for “demonizing” gulls and adding to the widespread misunderstanding of bird […]

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Albatrosses can plunge up to 62ft underwater to pursue prey – more than twice as deep as previously thought, study reveals

Albatrosses can plunge up to 62ft underwater to pursue prey – more than twice as deep as previously thought, study reveals

New research by scientists from the University of Oxford, British Geological Survey, and Portugal’s Marine and Environmental Sciences Center shows that the black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) can dive to much greater depths (19 m, or 62 feet) and for much longer (52 seconds) than previously thought — three times the maxima previously recorded for this […]

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