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Kittiwakes find refuge on offshore oil rigs

Published on: 19. November 2020
Author: Camilla Næss

Offshore oil rigs serve as a breeding refuge for Norwegian Black-legged Kittiwakes. Although they are few in number, these birds produce more chicks than kittiwakes in natural colonies along the coast, to the benefit of the impoverished

Kittiwakes find refuge on offshore oil rigs

The Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), a small gull feeding on the surface of the ocean, is the most numerous gull in Norway. However, the population has declined rapidly in many parts of the North Atlantic over recen

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