Tag: thick-billed murre

May 13, 2022

Wild Cam: ‘Forever chemicals’ affect murre reproduction

Hanging off cliffs a few hundred meters above Hudson Bay made for some great views. The deep blue of the water underneath contrasted with the white rock of the exposed...

January 7, 2021

Massive murre die-offs mirrored by reproductive failure

Murre colonies that experienced die-offs in the Bering and Chukschi seas off the coast of Alaska in 2018 also experienced reproductive failure. “The majority of colonies that we surveyed in...

November 16, 2020

Seabirds deposit microplastics onto Arctic

Seabirds in the Arctic may be removing microplastics from the ocean and dumping them right back on land. “Colonial seabirds could be acting as an important source of microplastic concentration...