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2008-12-29 16:35:00

The critically endangered Tristan Albatross suffered its worst breeding season ever and is threatened by predatory mice, British researchers report.

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2005-07-26 05:50:00

"Monster mice" are eating meter-high albatross chicks alive, threatening rare bird species on a remote south Atlantic island seen as the world's most important seabird colony.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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