This is why nearly all Norwegian seabird colonies are in northern Norway
Why are bird cliffs distributed the way they are? Recent research reveals why seabirds along the Norwegian coast mainly breed in the northern part of the country.
Wind affects incubating eiders
Female common eiders incubate their eggs and chicks for weeks without eating. Does wind, temperature or humidity affect their energy expenditure most?
Non-invasive method for sex identification in ivory gulls
A group of scientists have investigated different methods for sex identification in ivory gulls. This study is not only useful and important – the researchers also found an interesting bias in sex ratios in this threatened seabird species.
Little auk feeding habits on Bjørnøya
Foraging areas, range and habitat of little auks breeding on Bjørnøya (Bear Island) have recently been investigated using GPS devices. Results from the study show that the little auks are more capable of coping with varying environmental conditions than previously assumed.
SEAPOP 2015 annual brochure (PDF)
A summary of important activities and results from 2015.
SEAPOP key document 2005-2014 (PDF)
A summary of the results of the SEAPOP programme and of the changes in the seabird populations.
- Negligible Impact of Ingested Microplastics on Tissue Concentrations of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Northern Fulmars off Coastal Norway.
- The diet, growth and survival of Razorbill Alca torda chicks in the southern Barents Sea.
- Search for tick-borne pathogens in the Svalbard Archipelago and Jan Mayen.
- High connectivity in a long-lived high-Arctic seabird, the ivory gull Pagophila eburnea.
- Multiple Stressors in a Top Predator Seabird: Potential Ecological Consequences of Environmental Contaminants, Population Health and Breeding Conditions.