Numbers of seven species of seaduck have dropped by up to 65% in Northern Europe in the last 15 years, including some that winter off the UK's coasts, particularly Long-tailed Duck and Velvet Scoter. The challenges in monitoring seaduck numbers have meant that the situation had gone largely unnoticed. The UK coast is a key area for seaducks during winter. Counts at the Moray Firth show that,...

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