Lack of marine food cuts Strait of Georgia seagull population in half

Things must be getting really rough if seagulls are finding it tough. I mean, these things are like rats with wings - only without the charm and the whole plague thing.

These birds are the ultimate generalist — they can eat whatever’s around,” says the study’s lead author Louise Blight. “If they are experiencing a population decline, the gulls may be telling us that there have been some fairly profound changes to local marine ecosystems.”