Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI)

Nick Knutson 's Projects

Coastal Islands

The Coastal Islands of Southwest Nova Scotia provide many benefits to humans such as storm-breaks and fishing-grounds while also providing habitat for rare species. MTRI works with conservation and industry partners across the province to reduce threats to Coastal Islands such as the inflated populations of gull species. These over-inflated populations can cause problems for local and rare species in several ways, like destroying the habitat of the Eastern Mountain Avens and by predating nests of Roseate Terns.  

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