For some, they are an integral part of life in our region's seaside towns. For others seagulls are an increasing nuisance which are bringing real harm to coastal communities.
Councillors in Scarborough and Whitby say it's now a problem that has to be dealt with and they have set up a special task force to tackle it.
They are only allowed to cull to the birds in exceptional circumstances, so now they are asking for the public's opinion on what to do next.
Chris Kiddey has the story:
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Tributes have been paid this morning to those killed on the North Yorkshire coastline in the First World War bombardments exactly 100 years ago. Hundreds of shells rained down on Scarborough before German warships attacked Whitby in 1914. Twenty people were killed and hundreds more injured. There has been a flotilla in Scarborough where wreaths were placed on the water.
A memorial service is taking place at St Mary's Church in Scarborough to remember the 18 people from the town killed when German warships fired shells at the town exactly 100 years ago.
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Tributes will be paid this morning to those killed on the North Yorkshire coastline in the First World War bombardments exactly 100 years ago.
Hundreds of shells rained down on Scarborough before German warships attacked Whitby in 1914. 20 people were killed and hundreds more injured.
Lindy Rowley is from the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre.