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Sea Birds

March, 2018

  • 5 March

    Secret kingdom of 1.5 million penguins found hiding in Antarctica

    Scientists studying guano (i.e., bird poop) distribution in satellite imagery have stumbled upon a stupendous discovery: a “secret” Adélie penguin kingdom previously unknown to researchers that contains 1.5 million birds, hidden on a remote Antarctic archipelago.  

February, 2018

January, 2018

  • 31 January

    Penguin dies after dog attack near Oamaru

    The fatally-injured Snares penguin was sent to Dunedin’s newly opened wildlife hospital for treatment but died not long after arriving.   

  • 26 January

    MSC certified NZ fisheries killing endangered birds

    Over sixty global organisations have singled out two major New Zealand fisheries in a letter to the Marine Stewardship Council, heavily criticising the agency for certifying fisheries as sustainable, despite their destructive environmental impacts.   

  • 24 January

    Midway’s albatross: A new threat puts the world’s largest colony at risk

    The world’s largest Albatross breeding colony returns to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge every year, but predation by invasive mice threaten these seabirds. This year, the staff on Midway Atoll are not just waiting for the birds to return; they are waiting to see if the crisis which began two years …