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Does 'Junk Food' Threaten Marine Predators in Northern Seas?

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Science  19 Dec 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5909, pp. 1786-1787
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5909.1786

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  • Low-fat sprat.

    As their prey becomes leaner, North Sea guillemots may go hungry.

    CREDIT: MIKE HARRIS
  • Down, down, down.

    In Scotland, the total abundance of 13 species of breeding seabirds has been dropping since the 1980s.

    CREDIT: SOURCE: THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT
  • At risk. Researchers still debate whether “junk food” led to the decline of the endangered Steller sea lion or whether overfishing is to blame.

    CREDIT: A. W. TRITES/UBC MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH UNIT

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