Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 18, 2018

Why Are Puffins Vanishing?

The New York Times reports

The birds have been in precipitous decline, especially since the 2000s, both in Iceland and across many of their Atlantic habitats. The potential culprits are many: fickle prey, overfishing, pollution. Scientists say that climate change is another underlying factor that is diminishing food supplies and is likely to become more important over time. And the fact that puffins are tasty, and thus hunted as game here, hardly helps.

Read full story see photos and video at Why Are Puffins Vanishing? The Hunt for Clues Goes Deep (Into Their Burrows) – The New York Times


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