Types Of Seabirds Pictures With Names

 

Types Of Seabirds Pictures With Names

Seabirds are birds that have tailored to living close to saline different wise understand as H2O atmosphere. Seabirds do home in size, lifestyle, and overall look, and every one ocean birds depend on the ocean or ocean marine life for half if not all of their everyday lives. 

The most documented sorts are gulls, auks, pelicans, albatrosses, and penguins. The variations of most seabirds still hold many physical traits that seabirds have in common. The traits are webbed that yield higher quality for not solely land for water once swimming to catch their marine prey. the colors of seabirds are usually targeted on white, black, or gray, that act because the natural beach-like camouflage was once close to the ocean. 

Seabirds’ diets are based mostly upon marine life, and plenty of seabirds will fly miles simply to get their meal. 

Common Sources of food for seabirds include: Fish
Crustaceans
Krill
Squid
Plankton


Gulls adapt well and are common birds that even visit the cities from time to time. historically, seagulls have lived around water and by rivers or by synthetic reservoirs. Urban seagulls are what we tend to see in parking areas among our cities and nowadays on rooftops avoiding predators like the native urban red fox and by living on our roofs the baby chicks have the next survival rate than nesting chicks on beaches or on open lands. Peter Rock an urban gull skilled declared we’ve got a calculable 100,000 pairs of breeding urban gulls on rooftops in our cities and among cities. 

Seabirds Eating Plastic

 

Plastic is a large problem to seabirds and most of our seabirds today are full of microplastic. Red seems to be the most attractive color of plastic on beaches and you will find less red over blues, and other colors of microplastic washing onto our beaches one wave at a time. When we are speaking about plastic it’s almost over the top unbelievable how large of a problem plastic has become for land and our one world ocean. 

Wood Stork of Florida photo taken out side of Mimi beach.

What Percent of Plastic is eaten by seabirds

Photo a snowy egret in Marco Islands beach Florida.

With all the plastic trash is flowing into the oceans the seaside seabirds are being affected so greatly that 99 percent of all sea birds have consumed plastic and if the rate doesn’t lower almost all sea birds will become affected by sea plastic by 2025. Scientists have been tracking plastic being ingested by seabirds for decades. The first plastic found in a seabird’s stomach was in 1960 and was less than five percent and by the 1980s this percent jumped up to 80 percent. In Oregon, the Osprey that resides on local rivers is making a come back and on the Oregon Coast, the Snowy Plover is also doing amazing on Oregon beaches with help from the State protecting the nesting areas allowing populations to thrive.  

Global Plastic Production Doubles Annually

Worldwide factories are producing approximately 400 million tons of plastic every year. So much plastic in our oceans, landfills, and on our streets in our cities. Today everything you look at and the computer I’m using to publish this article is made from plastic. Blaming others is what most everyone does and many feel the ocean is polluted by other countries over the United States having anything to do with the large growth rates of plastics. The United States is responsible for at least 50% of ocean plastics. 

Plastics was once good news and later is one of the most horrifying news stories ever and solutions are not something that comes easy. The Ocean Clean Up raised over 31 million dollars and thought they could clean up plastic in the middle of the ocean with waves in the mix. The plastic begins on land and is best cleaned up as the waves wash millions of pounds of plastic onto beaches every day. All over the world we have geared up and built thousands of machines that collectively produce plastic soft drink lids and water bottles at the rate of nearly twenty thousand per second. Look at the graph below of the production of Global Plastics by UN GRID ARENDAL

Photo of a snowy egret taking in Florida.

Plastic Pollution In Our Food

Plastic is very complex but has been intentionally made of a primary source and a secondary source. Microplastics originating from primary souses it may be possible to identify the specific sources of plastic but floating plastic seems to show the different types collected on beaches. Polyethylene microplastics are what Ocean Blue is removing from rivers and beaches in large numbers on the West coast that floats onto beaches with every wave that crashes on the beaches. Nurdles or mermaid tears are nicknames for the tiny plastic pellets found today on many beaches due to over-production using the sea as a highway to recycle plastic water bottles. 

Larger side to plastic pollution Fibers or particles that happens during cutting or polishing or molding during production of a plastic-based product that causes so many emission to be released in many. 

Plastic first can be like a plastic 55-gallon barrel or a plastic box that breaks into smaller fragments that end up churned or degrades by the Sun into tiny microplastics that end up in our shellfish, birds, and our fish consumers eat to consume protein. The health effects of humans Ocean Blue has not been researched or understands but all any of us can do is avoid single-use plastic the best we can. Other birds that will suffer due to climate change are emperor Penguin colonies will suffer due to snow melting