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Arctic sea ice melting may overturn seabird migration strategies
Little auks crossing the ice-free Arctic will reduce migration costs by half compared to following their current migration paths across the North Atlantic.
Acute incidents seriously threaten seabird populations already under pressure
Seabirds that are already under pressure because of climatic change become more vulnerable when exposed to additional man-made incidents leading to acute population declines.
Common eiders are scared by boats
The disturbance effect of recreational boat driving may be considerable for moulting eiders.
SEAPOP Key Site Report 2018 (PDF)
A summary of important results from the key site monitoring in 2018.
SEAPOP key document 2005-2014 (PDF)
A summary of the results of the SEAPOP programme and of the changes in the seabird populations (in Norwegian only).
- Boat disturbance effects on moulting common eiders Somateria mollissima.
- Climate change could overturn bird migration: Transarctic flights and high-latitude residency in a sea ice free Arctic.
- NINA Report 1719 - Seabirds as indicators of distribution, trends and population level effects of plastics in the Arctic marine environment. Workshop Report.
- Sympatric Atlantic puffins and razorbills show contrasting responses to adverse marine conditions during winter foraging within the North Sea.
- Earlier colony arrival but no trend in hatching timing in two congeneric seabirds (Uria spp.) across the North Atlantic.