Freedom from predators on an unusually isolated island has led to one very giant mouse and one very doomed bird population
By Matt RansfordPosted 05.21.2008 at 10:19 am 14 Comments
Widely recognized as the most important sea bird habitat on Earth, Gough Island is a geographically perfect place for the animals to raise their young. It is one of the most remote places in the South Atlantic, nearly 2000 miles from both Africa and South America and 220 miles from the next nearest island in its archipelago. It is this isolation which has allowed its ecosystem to remain a nearly perfect home for the 22 bird species that seek its shelter in order to breed.