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Bahamian songbirds disappeared during last glacial-interglacial transition


August 28, 2017

Two species of songbirds that once made a home in the Bahamas likely became extinct on the islands because of rising sea levels and a warmer, wetter climate, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Florida, Gainesville. The study, which was published today in PNAS, presents a historical view of how changing climatic conditions and the resulting habitat loss can affect Earth's biodiversity. Full Story

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