Friday, September 3, 2010

Link: 90,000 Birds Killed Annually by Skyscrapers in NYC

Well, golly.  That's enough to start some evolution!  What adaptations shall arise?  Better vision?  Slower flight?  Thicker skulls?  Aversion to certain light frequencies like in bulbs, but not stars/moon?  Migrate during the day?  Go extinct?

Moral of the story is that they're dimming their lights and perhaps saving 83% of these navigationally deficient birdies (deficient at least in an artificial concrete, steel and glass environ).

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