COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Iceland's Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With "Massive" Chick Deaths
Description: When the days grew long, seabirds flocked to Flatey Island off of Iceland and on the edge of the Arctic to rear their chicks under the midnight sun. These days, a few stubborn holdovers streak the sky and paddle the bay, but the legions are gone. The chicks have perished, and their bereft parents have returned to the sea. The nests have gone empty in the past few years, and colonies throughout the North Atlantic are shrinking. [Source: National Geographic News]
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Source: National Geographic News
Publish Date: 8/27/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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