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Seabird Bones Reveal Changes in Open-Ocean Food Chain

May 13, 2013

Anne Wiley examines the bones of a Hawaiian petrel Remains of endangered Hawaiian petrels--both ancient and modern--show how drastically today's open seas fish menu has changed. Full Story

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