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Our preprint presenting the #genome of the most #endangered #seabird in Europe #Balearic #shearwater is out in #biorxiv

Cristian Cuevas Caballé @VizuetaJoel @meritxellgeno @SeabirdEcology @RiutortLab @JRozasUB

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The Balearic shearwater is a Critically Endangered #IUCNRedlist #seabird endemic of the Balearic Islands affected by #introduced mammals and #bycatch in longline #fisheries. Previous studies predict their extinction by 2070! doi.org/10.1111/1365-2…

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Combining #Illumina & #Nanopore data, we present the first high-quality reference genome for the species.

3/7
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1. #BOUasm21 #BREAK1 Light pollution is devastating for #seabirds 💡It causes disorientation, fallout and deck strike/collisions. Our team @NNZST @ScienceUoA investigated if certain types of lights were more attractive to seabirds from their visual perspective!👁️🐦 #ornithology
2. #BOUasm21 #BREAK1 New Zealand is a #seabird hotspot with >25% of global seabird species. 26 species (mainly Procellariformes) breed in the Hauraki Gulf. Our team researched seabird light attraction at 3 islands and 1 peninsula in the Hauraki Gulf💡🐦#ornithology #conservation
3. #BOUasm21 #BREAK1 We used 6 types of boat lights, measured the irradiance, shone them randomly into the night sky, and counted the number of #seabirds visiting the light💡Each light was shone individually for 10 minutes followed by a dark control period for seabirds to adjust
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Am Samstag hat unsere #Seabird das Handelsschiff #Asso29 zur Rettung von ca. 70 Menschen überzeugt.

@alarm_phone hatte die Behörden & uns über den Seenotfall informiert. Wenige Stunden später fand Seabird das Boot neben dem Handelsschiff und der Ölplattform Bouri.
@alarm_phone #Seabird umkreiste das Boot über mehrere Stunden bis spät in den Abend & war immer wieder in Kontakt mit dem Handelsschiff & der Ölplattform. Der Kapitän der #Asso29 leugnete, dass es sich um einen Seenotfall handelt. Unsere Crew konnte ihn dann aber doch zur Rettung überzeugen.
@alarm_phone Auch die sog. Libysche Küstenwache war auf dem Weg zu dem Boot & hätte die Menschen wohl nach Libyen zurückgeschleppt, wenn unsere #Seabird-Crew nicht die #Asso29 dazu gebracht hätte, das Boot rechtzeitig zu retten.
Gestern gingen die Menschen dann in #Lampedusa an Land.
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🆘~49 persone in pericolo nella zona SAR di #Malta!
Le persone, in fuga dalla #Libia, sono in pericolo a bordo di una barca sovraffollata. Necessitano di supporto immediato. Le autorità sono informate e speriamo che lancino una operazione di ricerca e soccorso il prima possibile.
Abbiamo appena parlato con le 49 persone in pericolo. Sono ancora alla deriva e chiedono urgente soccorso! Ci hanno dato una posizione aggiornata che mostra che sono ancora nella SAR di #Malta. Autorità informate. Va lanciata una operazione SAR ora!
⚠️16h dopo il primo allarme, ~49 persone sono ancora alla deriva nel Mediterraneo. Nessun salvataggio è stato avviato. Esortiamo #Malta e #Italia ad adempiere alle loro responsabilità coordinando un'operazione SAR per portarli in salvo! #DontLetThemDrown #MigrantsLivesMatter
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🆘~49 people in danger in #Malta SAR zone! The people are fleeing #Libya and are in distress on a overcrowded boat. They need immediate support. Authorities are alerted & we hope they’ll launch a search & rescue operation soon.
🆘 We just spoke to the 49 people in distress. They are still adrift & in need of immediate rescue! They also gave us an updated position showing they are deep in #Malta's SAR zone. Authorities are alerted & need to launch a search & rescue operation NOW!
⚠️16h since our first alert to authorities, ~49 people are still drifting in the Mediterranean Sea. No rescue has been launched yet. We urge #Malta and #Italy to fulfil their responsibilities to coordinate a SAR operation & to rescue now! #DontLetThemDrown #MigrantsLivesMatter
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Os pido que prestéis atención a este video:

El supuesto 'guarda costas' libio Ras Jadir (un buque donado por el Gobierno de Italia a Libia para reforzar la vigilancia) ataca, dispara y embiste a una pequeña embarcación repleta de personas migrantes.

Horror y violencia.
Las imágenes fueron capturadas por el #Seabird, una avioneta fletada por la ONG alemana @seawatch_intl en colaboración con la Iniciativa de Pilotos Humanitarios de Suiza (HPI) para sobrevolar vastas extensiones del Mediterráneo Central y localizar embarcaciones perdidas.
Las muertes y naufragios en el Mediterráneo no solo son evitables, si no que son ya un genocidio. Nuestro mar es una tumba al aire libre de miles y miles de personas que viajan forzadas. Y esto no solo ocurre con el beneplácito de la UE, sino con su patrocinio y financiación.
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🔴ULTIMORA! Sei naufragi e ~200 morti al largo della #Libia a settembre!

Centinaia di persone sono morte nel #Med centrale in pochi giorni. Ancora silenzio delle autorità europee. I sopravvissuti sono vivi grazie agli sforzi dei pescatori.
Grazie @RescueMed per la traduzione.
Come ad agosto, molti dei naufragi avvenuti a settembre non sono stati ammessi dalle autorità. Eccetto pochi casi, abbiamo saputo di queste tragiche morti in mare grazie ai sopravvissuti o ai coraggiosi pescatori che si sono rivolti ad Alarm Phone per far sentire la loro voce.
🔺1° naufragio: 22 morti, 45 sopravvissuti detenuti.
Il 14/09 IOM ha riportato il soccorso di una barca da parte della cd. Guardia Costiera libica. Troppo tardi per 22 persone, morte dopo il rovesciamento della barca. 45 sopravvissuti portati nel centro di detenzione di Zawiya.
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🔴BREAKING! Six shipwrecks and almost 200 deaths off #Libya in September!

Hundreds of people have died in the Central Med over just a few days & again European authorities keep silent. Those who survived are alive only thanks to the efforts of fishermen.

alarmphone.org/en/2020/09/27/…
As in August, most shipwrecks that happened in September were not recognised by any authority. With the exception of a few, we only heard of these tragic deaths at sea because traumatised survivors or brave fishermen reached out to #AlarmPhone to make their voices heard.
🔺1st shipwreck: 22 people died and 45 survivors detained.

IOM reported that on 14/09 a boat was rescued by the so-called Libyan Coast Guard. They arrived too late for 22 people who died after the boat capsized. The 45 survivors were imprisoned in the detention centre of Zawya.
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🆘 Una barca con ~86 persone in pericolo rischia il naufragio tra #Libia e #Lampedusa! Non lasciateli annegare!

All’1:15 di notte siamo stati allertati da questa barca in fugu dalla zona di guerra libica. Da allora, nessuna reazione delle autorità.
Serve soccorso immediato!!! Image
L'Europa lascia in pericolo ~86 vite!

10h fa abbiamo allertato le autorità di una barca in pericolo. Nessun soccorso in vista. Un aereo di @Frontex li osserva. La barca si sta sgonfiando e l'acqua sta entrando. Le persone chiedono aiuto, sono in pericolo! Non lasciateli morire!
Siamo finalmente riusciti a parlare con la c.d. guardia costiera libica che abbiamo informato alle 1.15 di notte. Dicono di essere al corrente del caso ma di non aver mandato soccorsi.
Siamo in contatto con le persone, nel panico, senza cibo e acqua e poche speranze di soccorso!
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🆘 Urgent! A boat with 86 people in distress is at severe risk of sinking between #Libya and #Lampedusa! Don‘t let them drown!

At 01:15am #AlarmPhone was alerted by this boat fleeing the Libyan war zone. Since then, no reaction by authorities.

The boat has to be rescued NOW!!! Image
Europe leaves ~86 lives at risk!

10h ago we alerted authorities to a boat in distress. Still no rescue in sight, only a @Frontex plane watches them from above. The boat is deflating & water is entering. The people call for rescue, they are in grave danger! Don't let them drown!
We finally managed to talk to the so-called Libyan Coastguard, who we informed at 1.15am. They said they are aware of the case but no rescue has been sent.
We are still in contact with the people in distress who are in panic with no water and food & little hope for rescue!
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I slept for fourteen or fifteen hours today after sleeping six the night before. Sleep is one of the most important things when you live with #bipolardisorder -- too much and you sink into a depression. Too little and...
...you are the obnoxious life of the party. So my body fought off the mania by blasting me with an excessive night stupor. It made it hard to engage for very long with people on my online bipolar support group. Perhaps it was for the best given that I was such dismal company.
#photograph #photography #creek #estuary #wetland
Joel Sax shared a #photo with you from the #Flickr app! Check it out:
flic.kr/p/2jt6oJe
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🔴Soccorsi ma non salvi! L'Europa gioca con 52 vite!
Ieri 52 persone in pericolo hanno contattato AlarmPhone. RCC #Malta è stata poco collaborativa, terminando in continuazione le nostre chiamate. Il mercantile #TALIA è intervenuto dopo che #Seabird lo ha allertati sul caso. 1/4
Secondo TALIA, che ha chiesto supporto ad AlarmPhone e Flotta Civile, RCC Malta ha promesso di trasferire le persone soccorse su navi delle Forze Armate di Malta e sbarcarli a Malta. Non è successo. TALIA è andata verso Lampedusa ma anche l'Italia ha negato un porto sicuro! 2/4 Image
L'#Italia ha ordinato a #TALIA di spostarsi verso Malta. TALIA l'ha fatto, ma RCC Malta ha proibito al mercantile di entrare nelle sue acque territoriali. Questi giochi su persone appena sopravvissute al Mediterraneo devono smettere! L'Europa deve offrire un porto sicuro ora! 3/4
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🔴Rescued but not safe! Europe plays games with 52 lives!

Yesterday, 52 people in distress reached out to AlarmPhone. RCC #Malta was uncooperative, hanging up the phone repeatedly. In the end, merchant vessel #TALIA rescued after #Seabird had alerted them to the case. 1/4
According to #TALIA who turned to us & the Civil Fleet for support, RCC Malta promised to trans-ship the rescued to Armed Forces of Malta assets & to disembark them in Malta. This did not happen. TALIA moved then toward Lampedusa but was denied to enter territorial waters! 2/4 Image
#Italy instructed #TALIA to move toward Malta, which it did, but RCC Malta denied the merchant vessel to enter Maltese territorial waters.

These games with people who just survived a Mediterranean crossing have to stop immediately! Europe has to offer a port of safety now! 3/4
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SOS! Questa notte ~52 persone in pericolo ci hanno contattato dalla zona SAR maltese. Abbiamo informato le autorità immediatamente. Fuggono dalla #Libia e sono a mare da 2 gg. Non hanno più cibo né acqua. Il tempo sta peggiorando, le persone devono essere soccorse immediatamente! Image
Le circa 52 persone dicono che il loro motore si è fermato e che la loro barca è alla deriva. Non possono muoversi e chiedono soccorso immediato. #Seabird di @seawatch_intl li ha visti dall'alto e il mercantile TALIA è vicino, speriamo che si avvii un'operazione di soccorso!
Dove sono? Abbiamo perso contatto con le persone in pericolo dopo l’ultima chiamata delle 17:53h. Le autorità maltesi continuano a rimanere in silenzio. Siamo molto preoccupati per le 52 persone a rischio di naufragio!
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SOS!! This night ~52 people in distress alerted us from the Maltese SAR zone. We informed authorities immediately. The people escaped from #Libya & are at sea for 2 days. They don't have any food or water left. Weather is worsening, the people need to get rescued immediately! Image
The ~52 people say that their engine has stopped working and that their boat is drifting. They cannot move on and require help immediately. #Seabird of @seawatch_intl has spotted them from the sky and the merchant vessel TALIA is nearby, we hope they will engage in rescue!
The people are still not rescued! They told us moments ago that they are still in distress at sea, unable to move on as they have run out of fuel. We first alerted authorities over 11 hours ago - why has a Search & Rescue operation not been carried out yet? Do not let them drown!
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For International #WorldHeritageDay, a thread about the threat of climate change to these incredible places. Starting off at the Heart of Neolithic #Orkney World Heritage site in #Scotland at one of the world's oldest stone circles, #StonesOfStenness.
Skara Brae at the edge of Skaill Bay on Mainland, Orkney is, one of the best preserved Stone Age villages in Europe but is increasingly under threat from coastal erosion and worsening storms, & the Ring of Brodgar is vulnerable to extreme rainfall.
You can read the Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) assessment recently carried out for the #Orkney sites by @UCSUSA, @jcu, @UHIArchaeology, @HistEnvScot, @ICOMOS & @OrkneyCouncil, & @ICOMOS here: historicenvironment.scot/archives-and-r… #CVIheritage
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