Tagged Atlantic puffins

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 9

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, mercury levels in fish are on the rise; Atlantic mackerel is added to the overfished list; Maine fishermen should plan for accelerated ocean warming; and puffins thrive on Maine’s remote islands. … More Info »

Is the Acadian Redfish Helping Puffins Adapt to Climate Change?

As Atlantic herring follow cooler waters north, rebounding redfish populations have become a vital source of food for some puffin colonies … More Info »

The Plight of the Puffin: Protect Our Fish, Our Birds, and Our Ocean Ecosystem

This summer, sadly, the puffin chicks on Machias Seal Island are starving due to a food shortage. As reported by the Portland Press Herald, typically 60 percent of nests produce fledglings –birds that fly off to sea at the end of summer. Only 12 percent of nests produced fledglings this year; that’s just 320 chicks. Worse yet, the chicks are undersized and the scientists studying the colony do not expect them to survive to breeding age. What’s causing the food shortage on Machias Seal Island resulting in the worst breeding season on record, and what can we do to help? … More Info »