Muttonbird ‘wrecks’ are becoming more common. Despite speculation about many possible causes, the evidence points to changes in the Arctic ocean ecosystem from where the birds migrate to Australia.
A new assessment of the population status of Europe’s birds reveals that the number of species that are of conservation concern is increasing.
Studying a guillemot colony for 50 years has provided unique insights into how climate change and oil spills affect seabird populations.
Some of the world’s most threatened birds are exposed to plastic pollution – even far out to sea.
Research has found that urban gulls work out what’s good to eat by watching humans.
Building offshore wind farms is complex and expensive. But with plenty of wind coming in from the sea, New Zealand could harness the renewable resource as it aims to decarbonise the energy sector.
Many marine animals, birds and fish are ingesting plastic. New research identifies the first named health effect from it.
Macquarie Island isn’t just a windswept rock halfway to Antarctica. It’s a globally unique home to dozens of bird and marine mammal species, hence the government’s plans to give it greater protection.
Pam Longobardi collects and documents ocean plastic waste and transforms it into public art and photography. Her work makes statements about consumption, globalism and conservation.
Rats are disrupting the flow of nutrients towards the sea on many tropical islands – this has consequences for fish behaviour and the wider ecosystem.
For one, they’ll work as a team to dive bomb potential enemies, even vomiting or defecating on them.
Seabirds seem to be particularly at risk.
ToxChips study the changes in the DNA of animals exposed to contaminants, like those found in oil spills.
Some penguins would have been as tall (or even taller) than adults today.
No animals were more exposed to storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin.
At night the centipede crawls through thick leaf litter, using two sensitive antennae to navigate a labyrinth of seabird burrows across the forest floor.
Seabirds journey vast distances across the Earth’s seascapes to find food and to breed. This means their biology, particularly their breeding success, can reveal what’s happening in our oceans.
We used drones to track the way terns forage around offshore energy structures.
Researcher and photographer Claire Greenwell explains why people are the biggest threat to nesting shorebirds, and the simple ways you can help keep them safe next time you’re at the beach.
Seabird colonies are thought to be in rapid decline. But knowing just how severe the loss is can be a challenge, so some scientists are turning to bird poop for the answer.