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Seabirds consume higher proportions of fish stocks when prey abundance is low
9. February 2021

Using data from five different marine ecosystems, researchers have tested the hypothesis of predator‐pit dynamics for forage fish. By examining the consumption of fish by seabirds and the effect of such predation on fish population dynamics, they found that seabird-induced mortality of forage fish varies with fish abundance.

Feathers reveal mercury contamination in alcids in the Arctic
4. December 2020

More than a quarter of the individual auks in which mercury levels were measured outside the breeding season exceeded the toxicity threshold.

19.11.2020

Kittiwakes find refuge on offshore oil rigs

Offshore oil rigs serve as a breeding refuge for Norwegian Black-legged Kittiwakes. Although they are few in number, these birds produce more chicks ...
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