Little auk studies improve our insight into the pathways and spreading of methylmercury
Tracking little auks outside the breeding season provides new knowledge about sources and pathways of mercury in nature.
Feathers reveal mercury contamination in alcids in the Arctic
More than a quarter of the individual auks in which mercury levels were measured outside the breeding season exceeded the toxicity threshold.
Kittiwakes find refuge on offshore oil rigs
Why is their chick production superior to that of kittiwakes breeding on land?
Seabird experts in CAFF propose a new kittiwake conservation plan
A presentation of initiatives to protect all kittiwake populations in the Arctic.
Seabirds and kelp harvest – conflict or harmony?
Foraging shags and commercial kelp harvesters very often utilize the same marine areas.
Seabird bycatch in lumpsucker fisheries can pose a threat to vulnerable populations
A study reveals comprehensive seabird bycatch in lumpsucker gillnets, but also large differences between Denmark, Iceland and Norway in the number of birds caught per fishing trip.
The SEAPOP key-site report is out
Yet another alarming year for Norwegian seabirds: nearly half of the populations declined since 2018, and one third produced poorly.
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.