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Largest Lake in British Isles Has Lost Three Quarters of Winter Water Birds


Animals  (tags: endangered, birds, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, animals, animaladvocates, animalwelfare )

Cal
- 309 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
Northern Ireland's Lough Neagh, the largest lake in Britain and Ireland, has lost more than three quarters of its overwintering water birds say researchers at Queen's University Belfast.



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pam w. (191)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:20 pm
Oh, NO!
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 9:08 pm
That's really horrible!
 

Jesse Wolff (3)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 10:28 pm
Thanks for sharing. Sad to hear that so many birds are now lost from that area. Noted and Tweeted.
 

Ben B. (39)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 10:30 pm
A reduction of migratory bird life from 100,000 to 21,000 birds in a decade, wintering at the lake is a figure that surely can't be ignored. The noted cause, i.e. climate change affecting algal growth affecting numbers of invertebrates on which the birds feed, is a causal chain that likewise can't be ignored. And climate change deniers still have their heads in the sand (or less charitably up their arse) ....
 

june t. (65)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 10:40 pm
This is really sad. The climate deniers can't personally feel the effects of climate change, and they are oblivious to the world being affected around them.
 

. (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 11:26 pm
𝖓𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖉. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖈𝖆𝖑!
 

John S. (304)
Monday November 18, 2013, 12:39 am
Wind turbines?
 

Joanna W. (71)
Monday November 18, 2013, 1:49 am
noooo :(
 

(8)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:48 am
Merci du partage. C'est très dommage.
 

Ben Oscarsito (339)
Monday November 18, 2013, 3:50 am
Bad news, and nothing but bad news...I've had it!!!
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday November 18, 2013, 3:55 am
Treasure their life like ours
 

Ruth S. (304)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:36 am
So sad
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Monday November 18, 2013, 6:04 am
Maybe when everything is gone except for cockroaches and snakes humans will get it.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday November 18, 2013, 6:41 am
Birds are smart. Those that adapt to changing climes are those that will survive.
 

Sandi C. (236)
Monday November 18, 2013, 6:50 am
thanks for posting cal.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Monday November 18, 2013, 9:34 am
So sad. Noted TY Cal
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Monday November 18, 2013, 12:09 pm
bad news, tks
 

Victoria Oakey (115)
Monday November 18, 2013, 12:11 pm
Sadly noted. “Our research found there was a 66 per cent decline in the numbers of insects and snails in the lake and that this was associated with a decline of algae. As the water birds, which migrate from Northern and Eastern Europe to spend the winter months on the lake, depend on these invertebrates, we partly attribute their decline to the lack of food as well as the effects of climate change.” It's a dying eco-system, so sad.
 

Gabriella Serafino (94)
Monday November 18, 2013, 12:14 pm
so sad....
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 1:10 pm
Thank you.
 

Maria S. (102)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:30 pm
Very sad. Thanks Cal for posting!
 

Aileen P. (33)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:34 pm
Very sad.
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Monday November 18, 2013, 3:51 pm
Sad news.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:10 pm
Sad news
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:22 pm
Thank you for the news. I fear this is analogous to the canary in the coal mine. (n, p, t)
 

Nimue P. (243)
Monday November 18, 2013, 11:13 pm
noted
 
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