Climate change, overfishing potential causes for dwindling puffin population

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.

The Star

Last updated on 30 November 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Iceland
Region: 
Atlantic Ocean
Europe
Species: 
Fratercula arctica
Species group: 
Birds