‘Rogue’ paddleboarders and kayakers threaten seabird sanctuary

‘Rogue’ paddleboarders and kayakers threaten seabird sanctuary

Human activity disturbs nesting of puffins and rare roseate terns at Coquet Island in Northumberland

A bird sanctuary island in Northumberland, home to Britain’s rarest nesting seabird, is being threatened by an influx of “rogue” paddleboarders and kayakers who are causing major disturbances.

Dr Paul Morrison, the site manager of Coquet Island, said in his 37 years in the job he had seen a lot of changes, but “this is one of the most serious ones”.

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