rats threaten coral

 

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在一些海島上,入侵鼠類會捕食海鳥及鳥蛋。海鳥數目下降,令海裡的鳥糞便大減,藻類、海綿等能吸收的養分同樣減少,影響到魚類及珊瑚的數量和健康。

on some tropical islands, invasive rats feed on seabirds and their eggs, and causing seabird populations to decline. with less seabirds droppings, there are less nutrients for the seaweed, sponges and algae, affecting the number and health of fish and coral reefs.

Seabird poop and coral reefs

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/rats-coral-reefs-eradicate-tropical-island-seabirds-fish-chagos-archipelago-indian-ocean-a8442371.html

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