Image of the Day: Hitch a Slow Ride, Take it Easy

A brown booby hitching a ride on an Olive Ridley sea turtle near Los Cobanos beach in El Salvador. According to the journal Biological Conservation, birds are an excellent indicator for learning the effects of climate change, especially in tropical ecosystems. Some birds are particularly susceptible to extreme weather events such as increased rainfall, heat waves, cold spells and cyclones.  

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