Tag: common eider

June 11, 2020

Loons to benefit from oil spill settlement

Funds from a legal settlement following a 2003 oil spill are helping reestablish common loons (Gavia immer) in New England. Federal and state agencies are spending $8 million to release...

May 15, 2018

As climate warms, polar bears take advantage of eider eggs

Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in the Canadian arctic are taking advantage of a unique food source — common eider (Somateria mollissima) eggs — according to new research. In a study...