NY Times: “In Defense of Sea Gulls: They’re Smart, and They Co-Parent, 50/50 All the Way”

From The NY Times- click the title to read the entire article-

In Defense of Sea Gulls: They’re Smart, and They Co-Parent, 50/50 All the Way

Besides, if people weren’t such slobs, gulls would never have learned about French fries.

 

Here are three good things about gulls:

They are devoted parents.

Males share child care equally with females. That includes sitting on the eggs during incubation.

And they have figured out a way — actually many ways — to survive in a harsh and unforgiving world. Some eat clams, some eat fish, some are attracted to landfills.

Of course, a few will divebomb you at the beach or boardwalk to steal a French fry, or the cheese on your cracker, or an entire slice of pizza.

The beach pirate approach to survival is, of course, where humans and gulls clash. And the outcry from humans is almost as loud and outraged as the cries of the gulls themselves. Several recent news articles have chronicled the predations of gulls and some possible remedies.

From The NY Times- click here to read the entire article-

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