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  Sea birds hit by global warming
Updated 20 June 2004, 11.43
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Britain's sea birds are heading for their worst breeding season on record, according to a BBC investigation.

The report found the fish the birds eat are getting smaller, because the plankton they rely on is being affected by rising sea temperatures.

That means the birds have to work harder to catch less food. Scientists have found numbers of some bird species are already dropping.

They say the only solution is to try to tackle climate change.

They found the plankton was breeding at the wrong time, and in the wrong place.

Plankton is at the heart of the food chain in the sea, and all sea life is affected by them.

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