A colony of about 40,000 Adélie penguins in Antarctica has suffered a “catastrophic breeding event” – all but two chicks have died of starvation this year.
In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes how they studied the birds, what they found and why they believe the penguins might go extinct if something does not change soon.
A seabird is breeding on a remote part of the Outer Hebrides for the first time after conservationists managed to wipe out a population of rats which had invaded the island.
For the third year in a row, seabirds are washing up dead along the coastline in Alaska. Hundreds of birds have been discovered along a stretch of the Bering Sea, on the Pribilof Islands and as far north as Deering.
Within the next century, rising ocean temperatures around the Galápagos Islands are expected to make the water too warm for a key prey species, sardines, to tolerate.
Some seabird species are declining at a significant rate due to lack of prey in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, according to a new Oregon State University study.
The Lehua Island Restoration Project aims to protect Hawai’i’s native seabirds, such as the Vulnerable Hawaiian Petrel and Bulwer’s Petrel, and support island biodiversity.
More than a third of Middle Island’s famous penguin population has been wiped out in a fox attack in south-west Victoria.
Hundreds of endangered penguins could be dying unreported in fishing nets, Forest & Bird claims.
Atmospheric dynamics and sea ice conditions are behind this lengthening of the snow-free season, the scientists found, and the consequences are far reaching — including birds laying eggs sooner and iced-over rivers flowing earlier.
Severe summer storms, which are one consequence of climate change, are hitting the breeding colonies of several species.
While Hawaii’s animal rights and environmental groups are sharply divided on solutions, there’s little government support even for steps the two sides agree on. In a five-year period on Kauai, 268 kills were logged, including eggs, chicks and adult birds.