Global Crisis in the Arctic

© Univ. of Leeds

Guillemots (Uria aalge) have been in the news already recently, and the news has gone from bad to worse:

Researchers at the University of Leeds and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology observed a dramatic increase in the number of adult guillemots deliberately attacking chicks of the same species in the last year. Hundreds of such attacks occurred, and many were fatal, with chicks being pecked to death or flung from cliff ledges.

Perhaps these Arctic Auks heard that Senator Obama supports infanticide?

~ by finchwench on Wednesday, 17 September 2008.

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