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'Truly astounding': inside the Farallon Islands' battle against a plague of mice

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With more than a thousand mice per acre, an ecosystem is under threat. But poison could make things even worse The Farallon Islands of northern California are one of the world’s great biodiversity hotspots. These stark granite outcrops, which sit 30 miles (1.6km) off the coast of San Francisco, are home to 300,000 breeding seabirds, five species of seals and sea lions, and a type of cricket found nowhere...

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