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Birds on CA Island Rebounding from Following Rat Eradication


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Ashy-Storm-Petrel-chick_George-WallaceTN.jpgTen years after tens of thousands of invasive rats were removed from an ecologically significant island off the coast of Southern California, populations of rare seabirds are rebounding. There has been a four-fold increase in the number of Scripps's Murrelet nests, and two species never before known to nest on Anacapa, the Cassin's Auklet and Ashy Storm-Petrel, are now nesting.

 

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