18 Apr '11, 8pm

Scientists follow rise of mercury pollution in seabird feathers, linked w burning fossil fuels v @mongabay @olavkjorven

Scientists follow rise of mercury pollution in seabird feathers, linked w burning fossil fuels v @mongabay @olavkjorven

New seabird discovered, first in 55 years (03/23/2011) Stephen Maturin, if he were not fictional, would be delighted. A new seabird has been discovered by an international expedition headed by one of the world's top seabird-experts, Peter Harrison, after he received photos from vacationing birders of an unusual looking storm petrel off the coast of Chile. Photos: penguins devastated by oil spill (03/22/2011) Disturbing photos show northern rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moseleyi ) hit hard by an oil spill from a wrecked cargo ship on Nightingale Island in the Southern Atlantic. Already listed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List, the oil spill threatens nearly half of the northern rockhopper population according to BirdLife International. Already conservation workers say 'hundreds' of penguins have been oiled. Located the remote Southern Atlantic, Nightingale Island is a part...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0418-hance_mercury.html

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