Bummer: Gulls Might Be Turning Cannibal Due To ‘Climate Change’

The latest hyperventilating bit of insanity from the Cult of Climastrology

Climate Change Might Be Turning Gulls Into Cannibals

Jim Hayward slips on a hard hat and pops open an umbrella before stepping into a storm of angry gulls.
Hayward, a seabird biologist based on Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is making his evening rounds through the largest gull nesting colony in the Puget Sound region. He’s been monitoring this site since 1987, so he’s used to the shrieking, the dive-bombing, the frequent splatterings of gull poop, and the pecking at his head, hands and feet.

What he’s not accustomed to is the cannibalism. It’s hard to watch: A fluffy chick straying a few yards from its nest is suddenly snatched up by its neck. Another hungry gull swoops in and bites at the chick’s leg. The mother intervenes but is outnumbered. Her baby disappears under a frenzy of flapping and pecking.

Over the last decade, the gulls have shown a growing taste for their neighbors’ eggs and chicks. The trend appears linked to climate change.

“It doesn’t seem like a lot, but a one-tenth of a degree change in seawater temperature correlates to a 10 percent increase in (the odds of) cannibalism,” said Hayward, a professor at Andrews University in Michigan.

It couldn’t be anything other than humans driving fossil fueled vehicles. That is obviously the only answer. At least in Warmist World. It’s not scary enough to make Warmists give up their own use of fossil fuels and make their lives carbon neutral mind, you.

(Listverse) Gulls don’t respect species relationships and will not only eat other gull species, but engage in cannibalism from time to time—just because. Several species take young from a neighboring gull’s nest and eat them. In a bizarre (and exceptionally creepy) research project, an ornithologist noted a weekly pattern in one species’s cannibalism incidents. On Sundays, the carnage increased, and the gulls not only stole other chicks to consume, but occasionally fed on their own. It appears that human trawling cycles influence the availability of food, and on Sundays (without trawlers to follow) cannibalism becomes a more attractive choice.

Seagulls, like many birds, mammals, insects, sea life, and amphibians, basically life on earth, have long been known to engage in cannibalism. Among life forms, those that scavenge are much more likely to do this.

But, you know, ‘climate change.”

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2 Responses to “Bummer: Gulls Might Be Turning Cannibal Due To ‘Climate Change’”

  1. Dana says:

    Hardly a surprise: seagulls will eat anything, and they’re basically just flying rats.

  2. Jeffery says:

    Speaking of climate change, has anyone thanked President Obama for protecting the US from hurricanes for the past 8 years?

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