A new study published Wednesday suggests the pandemic has allowed many bird species to stretch their wings.
The birds, whose beaks grow at twice the normal rate, often die from starvation because they can’t feed themselves. Researchers now believe a virus may be causing the beak deformities.
New evidence suggests that for a lot of birds, plastic actually smells like food. The reason for that involves a common kind of algae floating in the ocean and a “chemical scream.”
An Alaska scientist and entrepreneur is leading a mapping project to find out where potential oil spills could have the worst effects on seabirds.
“We are able to go into these places and hear the original voices of the North American land,” Richard Nelson says.