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Scientists Use 'Bird Disco' to Boost Seabird Populations

By NowThis Earth Published on July 28, 2021

Decoys, mirrors, bird calls blasted from speakers — here’s how scientists are trying to boost the populations of 3 seabird species on the Caribbean island of Desecheo.
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On the Caribbean island of Desecheo, birds used to be abundant, but invasive species and military activity wiped out most of the populations. Scientists are trying to boost the populations of 3 species through decoys, mirrors, and loudspeakers: the bridled tern, brown noddy, and the Audubon’s shearwater. Early results of the trial are promising.

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