The researchers have found evidence that the warming ocean is both directly and indirectly affecting seabird populations in Alaska.
The planet’s largest colony of king penguins has declined by nearly 90 percent in three decades, alarmed researchers said Monday.
Illuminating fishing nets with low-cost lights could reduce the terrible impact they have on seabirds and marine-dwellers by more than 85 per cent, new research has shown.
Twelve little penguins found dumped in a garbage bin on the northern Tasmanian coast were probably killed by a dog, a post-mortem examination has found.
In this study, the researchers developed a matrix population model that takes account of the combined effects of climate variables and functional traits in order to understand the entire life cycle and how population growth may be affected in light of a changing climate.
In the fall of 2014, West Coast residents witnessed a strange, unprecedented ecological event. Tens of thousands of small seabird carcasses washed ashore on beaches from California to British Columbia, in what would become one of the largest bird die-offs ever recorded.
Climate change has caused a catastrophic drop in the numbers of terns, kittiwakes and puffins.
BirdLife Iceland plans to propose the Ministry for the Environment ban the sale of puffin meat, RÚV reports. The proposed ban would also include products from other birds in the alcid family, whose numbers are decreasing globally.
The 2018 State of the World’s Birds report, which provides a comprehensive look at the health of bird populations globally, has found that the extinction crisis has spread so far that even some well-known species are now in danger.
Scores of dead little blue penguins that have washed up on northern beaches this year probably died of starvation in extreme sea conditions, researchers say. And they warn that climate change and its big storms could mean many more mass deaths of cherished bird and other vulnerable marine species.
Seabirds may struggle to find food for their chicks because they are unable to shift their breeding seasons as the climate warms, research suggests.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the invasive house mouse from Midway Atoll in an effort to protect seabird colonies.