According to ornithologist George Divoky, this loss of winter sea ice could be “the final nail in the coffin” for a colony of birds already struggling with other aspects of climate change.
Scientists examining the devastating impact plastics are having on the world’s oceans have identified seabirds with more than 250 man-made objects lodged in their stomachs.
In a study published online in the journal Marine Ornithology in June this year, Mondreti and co. warn that egg poaching could potentially drive the birds nesting in Pitti to extinction.
The bodies of hundreds of mummified penguins in Antarctica aren’t a sign of an ancient illness that swept through the icy continent, nor are they the remains of a penguin massacre by a ravenous predator.
Plummeting populations in a huge Alaska wildlife refuge might be caused by climate change and plastics.
The die-offs have continued into 2018, with more than 1,400 birds reported rotting on Bering Sea beaches and showing signs of starvation since May, according to the National Park Service.
Scotland’s population of Arctic Skuas could become extinct if the decline in numbers is not halted, according to a study by the RSPB.
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.