Albatross break ups due to climate change

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Albatross birds are breaking up due to climate change.

Researchers say that the warmer waters mean birds are travelling further for food. This means that they become more distressed which triggers relationship breakdowns.

Albatrosses are usually some of the world’s most loyal partners.

In the study, researchers from the Royal Society of Science found that albatross broke up only 1-3% of the time. However, during years with hotter temperatures, the breakups rose to 8% of couples.

The study looked at a wild population of 15,500 breeding pairs in the Falkland Islands over 15 years.

Scientists will now look at finding a solution to the problem.

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