Scientists say we need to save the world’s seabirds – because their poop could be worth millions. Researchers say the droppings left by seagulls, penguins, and pelicans – known as guano – makes a great commercial fertilizer, potentially worth over half a billion dollars each year. The guano is also vital to marine ecosystems. All the more reason, scientists say, that seabird habitats must be preserved.
New research has revealed that the waste produced by seabirds, aka guano, could be worth nearly half a billion dollars annually. https://t.co/phZCSg8RdC
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