The concentration of contaminants in great skuas is determined mainly by choice of prey
New research reveals that diet specialization in Arctic seabirds is more important for exposure to contaminants than wintering area or long-range transport.
Climate change threatens the kittiwake – extreme weather and altered prey availability reduce recruitment
Bad weather is bad news, also for the red-listed kittiwake. New research reveals that wind conditions combined with the availability of different prey species are determinants of chick production in this seabird.
A warmer ocean is bad news for eiders
Higher ocean temperatures in the north are not good for everyone. For common eiders, the warming causes decreasing populations.
Light loggers and stable isotopes contribute to identify moult locations
Light loggers used in combination with stable isotopes help us determine when and where moulting takes place.
Standardization and facilitation of seabird data for use in impact and environmental risk assessments
A new NINA report gives recommendation on how seabird data should best be used in impact and environmental risk assessments.
Surprising prey capture technique by little auk
A new study gives a visual insight into the little auks foraging behaviour.
Report from SEAPOPs key-sites in 2017
This year’s report from SEAPOP’s key-sites gives an overview of the 2017 breeding season.
Mass mortality events of seabirds can have massive effects on populations
Hundreds of dead puffins were found beached in southwest Norway in February-March 2016. This study revealed significant consequences for the populations involved.
Warmer oceans can result in breeding failure in seabirds
Have seabirds shifted their breeding season in response to climate change?
Great skua shows flexibility in foraging strategies
Tracking great skua by using GPS-loggers gives new insight in different foraging strategies.