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Did human hunting activities alone drive great auks' extinction?

November 26, 2019 - General

New insight on the extinction history of a flightless seabird that vanished from the shores of the North Atlantic during the 19th century has been published in eLife.

A mounted great auk skin, The Brussels Auk (RBINS 5355), from the collections
at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS)
[Credit: Thierry Hubin, RBINS]The findings suggest that intense hunting by humans could have caused the rapid extinction of the…

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