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.
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Puffins and razorbills choose different strategies in harsh winter conditions
Puffins change their diet while razorbills seek out new foraging areas.
Arrival at breeding sites is advancing among common and Brünnich’s guillemots
Time spent in the colony prior to egg-laying is increasing for both common and Brünnich’s guillemots.
Foraging behaviour in black-legged kittiwakes is predicted by personality
More specialized foraging behaviour in bold black-legged kittiwakes.