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Steep declines in Kauai's seabird populations, radar reveals


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 10:42 AM

The island of Kauai is home to two endangered seabirds, the Hawaiian Petrel and the Newell's Shearwater. Monitoring these birds, which are nocturnal and nest in hard-to-access areas, is challenging, but observing the movements of birds via radar offers a solution. A new study takes a fresh look at two decades of radar data -- and comes to worrying conclusions about the status of both species.

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