"Many people believe that because Balearic Shearwaters nest in the Mediterranean, they must love warmth. However, they leave the Mediterranean in mid summer and head north through the Bay of Biscay towards relatively cool British waters. They are cold-water specialists, but with climate change warming the oceans, the seas are becoming less productive, and we believe birds are moving ever further north to find sufficient food," explains Carles Carboneras, a seabird expert with SEO/BirdLife, the BirdLife partner in Spain.
Friday, September 22, 2006
Posted by frigatebird at 12:26 PM