Produced in Bristol, July to September 2014
CITY GULLS: LIFE IN THE URBAN OCEAN
High above our urban landscapes, ghostly white shadows patrol the skies, transforming the sound of the city with their calls. These gulls have turned their backs on their coastal origins and taken up residence in our “urban ocean”.
These city gulls may be thriving, but the opposite is true of their coastal relatives. In their natural habitat they are declining drastically as a result of our over-harvesting within their natural environment – out at sea.
While these masters of adaptation have captivated some people, not everyone has welcomed their new neighbours. But what can be done to responsibly control their urban numbers without losing these gulls from our shores forever?