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Meet Aotearoa's Seabirds

Aotearoa is a seabird capital with over 1/4 of the world's seabird species. They range from small storm petrels to large albatrosses. Take a look at some common seabirds which you might see which are commonly threatened by anthropogenic impacts.


Sadly, humans are threatened by many human impacts causing declines in their populations. Some common threats across Aotearoa include light pollution, fisheries bycatch, invasive mammals, and bycatch.

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Past and current research has been conducted to understand threats to seabirds and ways of mitigating them. Some recent research involves mapping seabird fallout from light pollution as well as studying the threat of plastics and seabirds. 

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