NY Times: Galapagos Treasure under Threat

The New York Times recently featured Dr. David Anderson’s work in the Galapagos on the Blue-footed boobies.

David J. Anderson, Professor of Biology

David J. Anderson, Professor of Biology

The number of boobies, known for their brightly colored feet and signature mating dance, has dropped by 50 percent in the last 20 years, according to a paper published in the journal Avian Conservation and Ecology. Researchers estimate their current population at about 6,400 birds, just half of the last, decidedly rough, estimate from the 1960s.

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Blue Footed Booby

Blue Footed Booby, photograph courtesy Felipe Estela, PhD.