Tag: eiders

April 12, 2019

Lake core samples reveal impact of overhunting on seaducks

Decades of sediment built up deep under Arctic ponds can reveal the size of past seabird populations and how harvesting has impacted their numbers over the decades. “We can track...

July 6, 2017

JWM study: New England eiders return to same near-shore wintering areas

In southern New England, eiders winter at the same sites every year, choosing habitats with shallow water and hard bottoms close to the shore, a recent study from Rhode Island...

June 11, 2015

Game Birds Ingesting Plastic and Garbage Metal: Study

Waterfowl commonly hunted as game birds in eastern Canada are ingesting significant amounts of plastic and garbage metal, according to a new study. While researchers have been documenting the ingesting...