Researcher: Muttonbirds Affected By Fukushima – ‘I’ve never seen birds in that poor of a condition come back to New Zealand’

Muttonbirds affected by Fukushima – researcher (New Zealand Herald, April 30, 2012):

The meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may be responsible for a decline in New Zealand’s muttonbird population.

A Department of Conservation study found only two-thirds of birds returned to an area near Auckland, after spending the northern summer in Japan – some only 20km from the plant, which was crippled in Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in March last year.

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