Study warns seabirds not adapting to shifting climate

This article discusses how sea birds are being affected by climate change. It is not good.

A new international study out of the University of Edinburgh, with key input from Canadian researchers, has shown that seabirds are not adapting to warming sea surface temperatures caused by climate change.

The study, which was published in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change, looks at more than 60 species of seabirds from 145 populations around the world with data going back to the 1950s.

Although rising temperatures show that food sources like plankton, insects and vegetation have been appearing earlier each year, seabird populations are not matching up their breeding and nesting patterns to adapt with this change.

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