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Possible Oahu populations offer new hope for Hawaiian seabirds

Possible Oahu populations offer new hope for Hawaiian seabirds

The two seabird species unique to Hawaii, Newell's shearwaters and Hawaiian petrels, are the focus of major conservation efforts -- at risk from habitat degradation, invasive predators, and other threats, their populations plummeted 94 percent and 78 percent respectively between 1993 and 2013. However, a new study offers hope of previously undetected colonies of these birds on the island of Oahu, from which they were believed to have vanished by the late 1..

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