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July 26, 2005

Albatross chicks attacked by mice

Topics: General Science News

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UK conservationists report that "Supersize" mice are eating seabird chicks alive on Gough Island, one of the most important seabird colonies in the world. The pesky rodents are currently taking out one million petrels, shearwaters and albatrosses each year on the UK Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic, and the the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says the mice infestation puts some species in danger of extinction.

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Posted by Richard at July 26, 2005 1:02 AM


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