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    Alabama beach goers used the eggs of protected birds as sand decoration

    Alabama Beachgoers May Have Killed Hundreds of Protected Birds, Experts Say

    Beachgoers in Alabama who descended on the breeding ground of a threatened seabird species this summer scared adults away from their nests and used the eggs to decorate the sand, most likely killing hundreds of chicks, wildlife experts say.

    The exact number of least tern birds that died in Mobile Bay is unknown, but it was “a tragic loss of a colony that size,” said Katie Barnes, a senior biologist at Birmingham Audubon who oversees the protection, monitoring and surveying of Alabama’s coastal bird species.

    Least terns, which are protected by the federal government under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, often lay their eggs on wide-open beachfronts, digging shallow nests beneath the sandy surface. The diminutive birds — adults weigh just 1.5 ounces — are considered a threatened species for several reasons, including beach recreation, Ms. Barnes said.

    “They’re very sacred to us because they are so sensitive,” she said.

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    Beachgoers in Alabama who descended on the breeding ground of a threatened seabird species this summer scared adults away from their nests and used the eggs to decorate the sand, most likely killing hundreds of chicks, wildlife experts say.

    The exact number of least tern birds that died in Mobile Bay is unknown, but it was “a tragic loss of a colony that size,” said Katie Barnes, a senior biologist at Birmingham Audubon who oversees the protection, monitoring and surveying of Alabama’s coastal bird species.

    Least terns, which are protected by the federal government under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, often lay their eggs on wide-open beachfronts, digging shallow nests beneath the sandy surface. The diminutive birds — adults weigh just 1.5 ounces — are considered a threatened species for several reasons, including beach recreation, Ms. Barnes said.

    “They’re very sacred to us because they are so sensitive,” she said.
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    1. This is so fucked up. And so emblematic of Trump's America. nt
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    7. How much do you want to bet

    That these people are right to lifers?
    So we're supposed to believe that JACK*SSES who preach 'climate change' and oppose all forms of energy beyond solar and wind, and then turn around and leave their protest area littered with TONS, actual TONS of garbage and signs and who "occupy" areas and leave it littered with furniture, tents, garbage, feces and needles wouldn't do something like this?

    Jack*sses are sanctimonious hypocrites, so they certainly ARE capable of this.
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    Were there signs posted to inform beach goers of the protected birds?

    And how is this Trump's fault?

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    Wasn't it liberal Sarah Silverman who threatened to eat a fetus? No complaints about bird eggs until the left comes to the realization that they are murdering the innocent.
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    May have? According to sources?

    Yeah, sounds credible.
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    Weird, our local television station was broadcast from Mobile. There was no mention of it at all on the local news. Most of the people on those beaches are tourists--from all over. How can the dummies blame Trump on that one?
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    If that island was the habitat of a threatened species, shouldn't local law enforcement and wildlife conservation officials have made it illegal for tourists to go there, or at least very strictly regulated it?


    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Weird, our local television station was broadcast from Mobile. There was no mention of it at all on the local news. Most of the people on those beaches are tourists--from all over. How can the dummies blame Trump on that one?
    The DUmmies believe that literally EVERYTHING bad that happens in America now is Trump's fault, that's how.

    I'd have to agree with Carol, it could just as easily have been leftists. They preach about protecting the environment, then leave their "Demonstration" areas looking like garbage dumps and smelling like giant port- a- potties.
    Heck, the patron saint of liberal eco- fanaticism, Al Gore, preaches about the evils of American overconsumption while living in a massive Nashville mansion that uses up more electricity in a single month than the average American household uses in an entire year.
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    Liberal Yankee tourists.
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    DUpipo aren't thinking about the meaning of the article they posted (or much else, of course), specifically,

    The diminutive birds ... are considered a threatened species for several reasons, including beach recreation, Ms. Barnes said.
    "Threatened" means the population is too large for the species to be declared, "Endangered". More to the point, to the degree human "beach recreation" plays a part in the decline of the species, it means that this "beach recreation" has been going on for decades; Trump has been President for just 18 or 19 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    How can the dummies blame Trump on that one?
    They're DUmmies. Because of their irrational hatred and intolerance they will blame everything on President Trump and his supporters, no matter how illogical their reasoning to do so might be. I read the article. There was no mention whatsoever of any political leanings of the people that did this, an act that is reprehensible no matter what their political views are, but the DUmmies automatically assume it's who they hate.
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