Alien species: mice eat empty island

Rising from the Pacific Ocean about 30 miles off the California coast, the Farallon Islands are home to some unique species of flora and fauna and breeding grounds for countless seabirds. But since the 19th or early 20th century, domestic mice have also been introduced here, and their hunger is becoming an increasing problem for the rest of the population. As noted and described by Michael Poleto of Louisiana State University and his team in PeerJ-Life and Environment.

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