A world without puffins? The uncertain fate of the much-loved seabirds

Bryony Baker lies spreadeagled at the edge of a cliff and reaches her hand deep into a hole in the ground that is almost entirely hidden beneath a clump of grass. She pushes futher in and her arm disappears up to the shoulder. It is a little like watching a vet getting up close and personal with a labouring cow. “Ouch!” she exclaims suddenly, her face creasing in pain. She pulls her arm out and inspects her fingers, already covered in scars. “That one’s definitely a puffin. They look sweet, but they can be pretty aggressive.”

The Guardian

Last updated on 20 June 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Iceland
Norway
United Kingdom
Region: 
Europe
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Pollution
Extreme weather
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Birds
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