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Many of the animal species at risk of extinction in the United States have not made it onto the country's official Endangered Species Act (ESA) list, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.
According to the US Fish and Wildlife Services, the marbled murrelet in Washington, Oregon and California should remain protected as a threatened species.
The Kittlitz's Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris) is a small auk found in the waters off Alaska and Eastern Siberia. This critically endangered species is, like the closely related Marbled Murrelet, is not colonial. Instead it chooses to nest in isolated locations on mountain tops, where the nests were known to Native Americans for many years before skeptical ornithologists described and photographed them. It is a poorly known and little studied species, although concern over its status...
The Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) is a small seabird from the North Pacific. This unusual member of the auk family nests far inland in old growth forests instead of in colonies close to shore. Its habit of nesting in trees was not known until a tree-climber found a chick in 1974. >br> The Marbled Murrelet and the closely related Kittlitz's Murrelet are thought to have experienced declines in numbers recently. Their decline and association with forests have made them a...
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