[South Korea] Studying the effects of great cormorant droppings on water reservoirs is a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. Continue reading When birds of a feather poop together: Excessive birds feces and algal blooms
[Africa] The world’s most seemingly-toxic lakes are under threat. And they are also home to one of our most familiar birds: the Continue reading Africa’s most toxic lakes are a paradise for fearless flamingos
[USA] Imagine you’re passing a fast-food restaurant and you smell hamburger on the grill. You’re hungry, so you pull in and eat one … Continue reading Why seabirds love to gobble plastic floating in the ocean
[Global] According to two new papers from universities in Australia and the United States, our oceans, and the animals living in them, might be in real trouble if we don’t cut back on our carbon dioxide emissions. Continue reading Science just revealed the devastating impact we're going to have on our oceans
[USA] Scientists have been receiving reports of dead and dying mammals, birds and small fish in the Aleutian Islands. They think the killer might be toxic algae proliferating in unusually warm ocean waters.
“All the signs are that we’re having a Continue reading Dead fish, wildlife in Aleutians may be victims of toxic algae outbreak
NAKURU (Xinhua) — Kenya’s Lake Nakuru, about 163 km northwest of the capital Nairobi, is once again glimmering with glares of flamingoes returning from their temporary home in the neighboring lakes. Continue reading Abundance of algae assures flamingoes return to Lake Nakuru
J. STROM THURMOND LAKE, Georgia—From their perch in a loblolly pine, two bald eagles swoop low over a floating flock of wintering coots. Most of the water birds scatter, but a few are left struggling on the surface. Continue reading A mysterious algal toxin may offer clues to human neurodegenerative diseases
J. STROM THURMOND LAKE, Ga. – From their perch in a loblolly pine, two bald eagles swoop low over a floating flock of wintering coots. Most of the water birds scatter, but a few are left struggling on the surface. They flail on Continue reading Scrambling birds’ brains: Could this toxic algae offer clues to human diseases?