About seabirds – for a richer ocean
November 12, 2023
An eye-opening confirmation of an old theory regarding the foraging range of seabirds.
October 23, 2023
Recommend the protection of shallow marine habitats, especially around breeding locations.
September 25, 2023
Models based on a century of colony census data contribute to better conservation management.
August 7, 2023
Significant declines in certain areas.
June 26, 2023
A decreasing proportion of Arctic water leads to lower prey quality.
May 23, 2023
Some seabirds are severely threatened by mercury exposure.
April 27, 2023
New method can give valuable insight into the life of underground-nesting seabirds
March 21, 2023
Do seabird populations adjust timing of breeding according to a shared environmental variable?
March 5, 2023
Negative trends for populations with low productivity can be somewhat mitigated by adults living longer.
February 15, 2023
Surprising results from PhD work in Kongsfjorden on Svalbard.
January 30, 2023
Four decades of monitoring show that increased predation by birds of prey might tip the scales for seabirds that are already struggling.
January 13, 2023
A large meta-analysis reveals that a significant gap in knowledge remains regarding the impact of mercury on wild bird populations.
December 27, 2022
Are survival rates of different populations in the North-Atlantic synchronized by winter cyclones?
December 16, 2022
Genetic signals might be delayed due to overlapping generations.
December 2, 2022
Who is the main predator and what are the effects?
October 21, 2022
A study enlightens possible mechanisms behind winter wrecks.
September 25, 2022
The concern for Norwegian seabird populations continues to grow in SEAPOP’s summary of the seabird monitoring in 2021.
August 29, 2022
A new study examined the relationship between annual survival rates and wintering grounds in little auks.
July 18, 2022
Four out of five studied species held together through thick and thin, whereas one species stood out.
May 16, 2022
This study presents a new approach to a better management of sea areas that are of crucial importance to one of our most characteristic seabirds.
April 28, 2022
SEAPOP and SEATRACK contribute with data.
March 2, 2022
The connection lies in the food chain.
February 16, 2022
A 131 year long time series from the world’s largest puffin colony has provided unique insights.
February 2, 2022
In 2021, dead common guillemots on the beaches of several European countries again attracted attention. International collaboration now yields clear indications as to what the birds died from.
January 26, 2022
How do seabirds find enough food to survive the darkness of winter? This is the question Børge Moe and his colleagues asked themselves in a study on European shags in the North Atlantic Ocean.
January 7, 2022
A large study combined tracking of seabird migration with measurement of environmental toxins.
December 23, 2021
December 16, 2021
Demography data from SEAPOP key sites contribute to a wider understanding of the variation in “vital rates”.
December 10, 2021
We present an overview of where and for which species we are collecting GPS data.
November 30, 2021
The recorded talks from the SEATRACK webinar are now available online.
November 11, 2021
Hormones help the common guillemot keep time during the continuous light of polar day in summer.
October 25, 2021
- A huge amount of work over years, with concepts and information that has come out that would have been unthinkable just a short time ago, says inventor of the geolocator.
October 18, 2021
SEAPOP and SEATRACK have contributed significantly.
September 23, 2021
Seabirds adapted to a warmer climate replace the Arctic species, according to a new article in Ecology.
September 2, 2021
Results challenge current taxonomy.
August 23, 2021
Analyses of great cormorant diets reveal how much and which fish species and size Norwegian cormorants consume.
July 12, 2021
Recent surveys show that the population of ivory gulls in Svalbard is larger than previously assumed, but long-time monitoring of selected colonies reveals a negative population trend.
July 2, 2021
SEAPOP’s summary of the seabird monitoring in 2020 is a cause of growing concern for Norwegian seabird populations.
June 7, 2021
The ongoing decrease in seabird breeding success signals the need for management actions to protect the marine ecosystems and reduce the effect of climate change.
April 8, 2021
This study signals the need for fisheries management to account for ecosystem constraints when setting catch limits in periods of low forage fish biomass.
March 26, 2021
Reduced availability of key prey forces adult puffins to fly further from their colonies to find food. Meanwhile, their chicks starve at the nests.
March 1, 2021
Apologies for unexpected time offline while moving to a new server.
January 13, 2021
Tracking little auks outside the breeding season provides new knowledge about sources and pathways of mercury in nature.
December 3, 2020
More than a quarter of the individual auks in which mercury levels were measured outside the breeding season exceeded the toxicity threshold.
November 19, 2020
Why is their chick production superior to that of kittiwakes breeding on land?
November 3, 2020
A presentation of initiatives to protect all kittiwake populations in the Arctic.
September 18, 2020
Foraging shags and commercial kelp harvesters very often utilize the same marine areas.
September 3, 2020
A study reveals comprehensive seabird bycatch in lumpsucker gillnets, but also large differences between Denmark, Iceland and Norway in the number of birds caught per fishing trip.
June 26, 2020
Yet another alarming year for Norwegian seabirds: nearly half of the populations declined since 2018, and one third produced poorly.
February 27, 2020
Little auks crossing the ice-free Arctic will reduce migration costs by half compared to following their current migration paths across the North Atlantic.
February 13, 2020
Seabirds that are already under pressure because of climatic change become more vulnerable when exposed to additional man-made incidents leading to acute population declines.
January 17, 2020
The disturbance effect of recreational boat driving may be considerable for moulting eiders.
January 6, 2020
December 25, 2019
Puffins change their diet while razorbills seek out new foraging areas.
December 11, 2019
Time spent in the colony prior to egg-laying is increasing for both common and Brünnich’s guillemots.
November 29, 2019
More specialized foraging behaviour in bold black-legged kittiwakes.
November 21, 2019
Large amounts of plastic are adrift in the sea. Most of it is microplastic, some of which often ends up in seabird stomachs. A group of researchers met in Tromsø recently to discuss how to best monitor the amounts of plastic in birds. According to their report from the workshop, samples of regurgitation and faeces will be of interest if such monitoring were to be implemented.
November 18, 2019
Gathered 35 participants from about 30 different institutions around the North Atlantic.
November 6, 2019
An increase in extreme weather events is probably bad news for common eiders.
October 23, 2019
Some arctic seabirds start their breeding season earlier now than they did 35 years ago.