Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Searching for Rhinoceros Aucklets and invasive rabbits on Destruction Island

Peter Hodum, with the University of Puget Sound and Scott Pearson, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are bird researchers that are studying the Rhinoceros Aucklet on Destruction Island, 17 miles from LaPush. The aucklets are on the decline along with tufted puffins, which are endangered. The most likely cause is invasive European rabbits brought over by lighthouse owners decades ago.

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