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A Galápagos seabird’s population expected to shrink with ocean warming

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Posted: 25 Aug 2017 08:28 AM PDT  Read full ScienceDaily article here

Within the next century, rising ocean temperatures around the Galápagos Islands are expected to make the water too warm for a key prey species, sardines, to tolerate. A new study uses decades of data on the diet and breeding of a tropical seabird, the Nazca booby, to understand how the future absence of sardines may affect the booby population.

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