The findings are ‘worrying’, researchers say, and are likely to be partly because of warming ocean temperatures
Australian Associated Press
Mon 1 Jul 2019 07.40 BSTLast modified on Mon 1 Jul 2019 11.54 BST
More than a dozen species of seabirds are in decline off Australia’s south-east coast – likely because of warming ocean temperatures, new research has found.
The study revealed sightings of almost half of the 30 most abundant seabirds – including the wandering albatross and flesh-footed shearwater – had fallen in the region between 2000 and 2016.