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The Decline and Fall of the Emperor Penguin?Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 22 Nov 2013
At nearly four feet tall, the Emperor penguin is Antarcticas largest seabird—and thanks to films like March of the Penguins and Happy Feet, its also one of the continents most iconic. If global temperatures continue to rise, however, the large colony of emperor penguins in Terre Adélie in East Antarctica may eventually disappear, according to a study led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
Rat cull to 'save seabirds' beginsBBC | 08 Nov 2013
Internationally important seabird populations on the Isles of Scilly are being protected by a scheme to kill more than 3,000 brown rats.
Coastal homes battle heats upNew Zealand Herald | 22 Oct 2013
Two families have been accused of blocking a hapu from developing its coastal Northland property but those families say they are out to protect the environment and threatened shorebirds.
Marine photography remains the domain of the professionalsGuardian Unlimited | 08 Oct 2013
Cellphone cameras and cheap apps have turned millions of amateurs into artists. Everything, it seems, can be Instagrammed into a vacuous, self-aggrandising square. Blech. One of the spaces that's remained largely unsullied by the spreading plague of crappy digipix is the ocean.
Shetland windfarm project suffers court setback over rare birdGuardian Unlimited | 03 Oct 2013
The future of a proposed windfarm on Shetland touted as one of the most productive in the world has been thrown into doubt in a legal battle over a rare wading bird and an obscure part of British energy law. A judge in Edinburgh has ruled that the Viking windfarm project, set to be one of the largest in the UK, should not have been given planning consent last year, in a victory for local anti-windfarm campaigners.
Want to know state of the planet? Count penguinsNew Zealand Herald | 28 Sep 2013
It might not be that simple, yet the soon-to-begin annual job of counting every Adelie penguin in the western Ross Sea region of Antarctica can be a process almost as slow as the birds themselves. As key indicators of climate change, penguins serve a crucial role for scientists examining what fluctuations in the white continent mean for the rest of the world.
Memorial to Rena's small casualtiesNew Zealand Herald | 28 Sep 2013
The container ship grounding on October 5, 2011 that became our worst maritime environmental disaster will be commemorated with a sculpture depicting some of its tiniest victims.
Thousands of knot in flight are one of autumn's great spectaclesThe Independent UK | 25 Sep 2013
You don't get mist and wind together, do you? You encounter mist. Or you encounter wind. Not both at the same time. But here was the strangest thing - the noise of the wind, a great swishing sound, a giant whispering, coming from inside a mist bank.
Penguin road kill passes 100 markNew Zealand Herald | 04 Sep 2013
Three penguins have been killed on a single stretch of the Coast Road in just a month, bringing the total penguin road deaths to over 100 in five years.
Seabirds' Uncertain FutureWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 30 Aug 2013
Are seabirds the canaries in the coal mine for climate change?
Mai Po Marshes - Hong Kong's Wetland Superstar HD (video)youtube.com | 28 Aug 2013
The Mai Po Nature Reserve (MPNR) forms a core part of the Mai Po Deep Bay Ramsar Site in Hong Kong, P.R. China. This year (2013), WWF Hong Kong will be celebrating 30 years of assisting the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in managing the site. As part of the celebrations, a video about MPNR has been produced by Dr. Martin Williams in collaboration with the staff of WWF HK and with sponsorship from Joint Investment Limited.
Coastal change 'risk' to wildlifeBBC | 23 Aug 2013
Coastal species such as puffins and little terns could be "seriously affected" by climate change, the National Trust says.