April 2013

 

Stress

26.04.2013 in Education, Uncategorized

Are seabirds finding enough food to eat? The Seabird Youth Network is collaborating with Dr. Sasha Kitaysky at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, this coming summer, collecting blood samples from Least Auklets to examine levels of nutritional stress in auklets breeding on St. Paul and St. George.  The nutritional stress…

World Penguin Day!

25.04.2013 in Education, Uncategorized

There really is a World Penguin Day, and it’s today!  Lots of penguin excitement out there today.. check it out Celebrate World Penguin Day with Pew Bird Life International Alaska doesn’t have any penguins.. but, given murres look pretty similar… Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge are celebrating Murre Day! Check…

Monitoring..why and how?

13.04.2013 in Education, Uncategorized

Marc Romano is a wildlife biologist for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Pribilof Islands. Students on the Pribilof Islands spent March learning about the different methods researchers use to study seabirds. Marc recently met with Pribilof students via Skype and gave a great presentation on why the Refuge monitors…

Marine Indicators

13.04.2013 in Education, Uncategorized

This month, students on the Pribilof Islands are learning about the use of Seabirds as Indicators of the Marine Environment. How can seabirds be good indicators?  Studies of marine ecosystems are expensive due to the high costs of boat work, whereas seabirds are relatively cheap and easy to study on…