The diet of European shags has diversified as a result of warming North Sea temperatures according to a new long-term study led by the University of Liverpool and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
The small nocturnal birds known as Leach’s storm petrels are a telling symbol of ocean health. But they’ve vanished in the millions since offshore oil production started 20 years ago in the North Atlantic east of St. John’s, N.L., and no one’s sure why.
The new analysis predicts all seabird colonies on Kauai will disappear by as early as 2050. While the seabirds face many threats, including invasive species, habitat loss and attraction to artificial lights, until now the magnitude of the danger from power-line collisions was unknown.
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.