Friday, January 14, 2011

Shorebirds benefit from hurricanes

Tiny threatened shorebirds on Florida’s west coast not only survive hurricanes, they seem to benefit from the storms’ aftereffects, according to new research findings that contradict conventional wisdom.

The findings could have implications for beach nourishment efforts throughout the world and how they affect wildlife.---Mickie Anderson, UF media relations. Read more. Photo credit: Western Snowy Plover, Mike Baird, Morro Bay, CA USA.

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