Seabird populations …

Its difficult to get up-to-date information on this, i am also ‘stuck for time’; three and four years ago there was massive Pacific seabird collapse and likewise with oceanic diatom collapse whenever I ask online questions I never get a reply.

Lets start with …

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/seabirds-suffering-massive-population-declines/

http://www.seaaroundus.org/

https://pacificseabirdgroup.org/conservation/psg-policy-conservation-actions/

https://www.nfwf.org/seabirds/Pages/pacific.aspx

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/07/seabird-crisis-conservation-birds-oceans/

 

Pacific bird loss …

You can read the same for anything, Pacific salmon, Atlantic salmon, phytoplankton, diatoms, complete food chains …  its all going. My passion for years was diatoms and algae these being the step below the larger and visible phytoplankton that all convert CO2 and (did)  help form weather systems. Its quite horribly ironic, burning the ancient oil and gas from diatoms has created their demise.

 

In searching for more recent material it strikes me theres not much being produced. Quite fair to say the silence is deafening. Note how we depend on google offering up what we request, we are so open to manipulation. Partly I suppose to be expected as Scott Pruitt and trump have castrated the American EPA and banned mention of climate change. You could not get a greater admission of climate change being real and happening right now than this brutal boot being crushed into intelligent scientific minds. Many reports such as below frame out the demise of whatever species or effect to ‘many years hence’ but what is being demonstrated is that when most of a species collapses then ALL of the species collapses, its an all or nothing situation. And bear in mind its all part of a food chain from diatoms upwards. Trout are reported (98% of) in west coast rivers with empty stomachs, likewise seabirds starving, emaciated sealions in California with mothers unable to suckle their young. But as demonstrated with the seabird crash a couple of years ago it can develop to an  ‘out of sight, out of mind’  situation and people merely say “We aren’t seeing them anymore”.

Fish loss in Pacific Islands  … https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/nfp-pic111517.php

Seagrass carbon storage  … https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/kauo-cct031418.php

New species being found as we are set to lose them …   https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/stri-srn031918.php

General new article listings  … https://www.eurekalert.org/bysubject/atmospheric.php

 

 

postscript 12th May 2018 … http://russgeorge.net/2017/12/12/three-strikes-and-youre-out-n-pacific-seabirds-dying-for-the-third-year-in-a-row/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/5505714/Kittiwake-numbers-plummet-as-UK-seabird-colony-collapses.html  …. (note written nearly a decade ago and predicting the possibility of zero numbers quite soon).

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140827-seabird-puffin-tern-iceland-ocean-climate-change-science-winged-warning/

These links are meant to be read in full, for instance above the National Geo tells us …that mercury is now so high in Arctic terns and iother seabirds that is probable reproduction is being affected. Also they inform that its the ‘cocktail’ of pcbs and chemicals that is so harmful. The birds themselves must wonder …  “Why are we like this” … no food, deformities, impaired abilities, unable to raise young. Its as if advancing technology and Industrialisation and an endless grab for Economic Growth coupled with never ending population increase is all a sick joke, a sick experiment watched from afar.  Elon Musk makes electric cars, but at what carbon cost and how do you generate that electricity to charge them ??? I feel so sorry for his suppliers and the madness of  locating a car plant in Silicon Valley. China has been mocked for pollution but thank goodness they had the guts to have a one child policy and that the bicycle was King for so long. I wonder at what point the ‘re-think’ will at last be placed upon us all?