Scientists discover new penguin colonies from space

A new study using satellite mapping technology has revealed there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than was previously thought, which will help scientists accurately monitor the iconic seabirds in the future. Using Earth-orbiting satellites to locate and track marine animals is becoming an increasingly important study tool for researchers who are … More Scientists discover new penguin colonies from space

Do seabirds have a better sense of hearing underwater than in air?

A new study into the hearing of great cormorants shows that they have a better sense of hearing in water than they do above the surface. It is another example of how underwater sound may be much more important to seabirds than previously thought. Only recently the first ever recorded vocalisations of seabirds made underwater … More Do seabirds have a better sense of hearing underwater than in air?

Book Club: ‘The Seabird’s Cry’ by Adam Nicolson

‘No one has previously captured the essence of seabirds with such poignancy or perception’ – BBC Wildlife Magazine Seabirds are often discounted or forgotten when compiling lists of the most charismatic and intriguing animals living in the marine world. Even on this site I must confess they are rarely talked about as much as other … More Book Club: ‘The Seabird’s Cry’ by Adam Nicolson