Tracking seabird species in Iceland

Scientists from the LOMVIA project are carrying out fieldwork in Iceland during summer 2019.

The fieldwork takes place over a 4 week period. The scientists will catch and tag up to 40 seabirds of different species, and equip them with miniaturised GPS, depth and temperature recorders for a few days at a time.

The data collected from the seabirds will give the scientists information about their movements during incubation and brooding of small chicks, their foraging behaviour, how deep they dive, and if there are differences between the species.

The information collected by the scientists will help to identify the potential impacts that climate change could have on these declining species.

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