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.
Workshop on plastic in seabirds
Regurgitations and faeces can give insight into how plastic pollution damages seabird populations.
Successful SEATRACK workshop
Gathered 35 participants from about 30 different institutions around the North Atlantic.
Winter extratropical cyclones cause reduced eider survival
An increase in extreme weather events is probably bad news for common eiders.