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What Diving Seabirds Can Tell Us About Our Own Longevity
2012-07-02 08:18:41

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Diving seabirds reach their 30s and then die swiftly and unexpectedly, showing little signs of aging prior to their death. Studying these birds could help us understand the aging process and provide critical insights for our aging citizens. Researchers studied Guillemots — which look similar to penguins but can fly — over four summers. During this time, they periodically tracked...

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2011-01-20 14:00:29

An international research team working with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, S.C., has suggested for the first time that mercury cycling in the flora and fauna of the Arctic may be linked to the amount of ice cover present. Their study* is the latest work reported from the Seabird Tissue Archival and Monitoring Project (STAMP), a multiyear joint effort of NIST, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS),...

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2010-03-24 15:10:00

Birds uniquely adapted to cool, dry summers IQALUIT -- Warmer, wetter weather in the Canadian Arctic could create problems for nesting seabirds, say a team of Canadian scientists who, between them, have spent over 7,000 days observing birds in the North. Arctic birds are uniquely adapted to survive in the cold, dry summers that mark the high Arctic. However, warmer temperatures are bringing more storm events, including incidents of heavy fog, rain, freezing rain, wet snow and stronger winds....

2009-07-17 09:11:01

It's a terrible sight: hundreds of dead seabirds washed up on the seashore. These catastrophic events occur in the winter and are known as winter wrecks. No one knows why the birds perish, and it is almost impossible to study the animals out in stormy winter seas to find out how they meet their fate. With the birds' tough life style in mind, J©rôme Fort and David Gr©millet from the CNRS Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive in France decided to try to...

2008-09-16 18:00:22

Critically-acclaimed Birmingham band Guillemots are set to perform at this year's Gigbeth music festival next month. The quirky indie band, who were nominated at the Brits Awards last year, will be one of the headline bands playing at the event focused around the Digbeth area of the city. The band's debut album Through the Windowpane was also nominated for a Mercury Prize, underlining their status as one of the country's top emerging pop acts. Gigbeth, which is now in its second...

2008-08-02 00:00:19

I f YOU'RE wandering around the biomes of the Eden Project in the next 12 months, don't be surprised if you stumble across KT Tunstall scribbling lyrics in a notebook under a coconut tree or humming a tune beside a bougainvillea. So taken was the bubbly Scottish singer-songwriter with the whole ethos and ambience at Eden that she's talking about coming back for some inspiration when she's writing the next album. The 6,000- strong audience for KT's joyful, rocket-powered show on stage in...

2008-07-18 03:00:23

By Anonymous Right Guard is running an experiential drive centred on a series of music gigs held in a vintage VW camper van Called 'The Off-Guard Gigs', the promotion, which has been created by Touch DDB and Tribal Media and is aimed at 25- to 44-year-old men, will run in association with Yahoo! Music during the summer festival season. Three winners of a monthly competition on the Right Guard- sponsored Yahoo! 24-hour music festival guide website will be invited to watch a gig in the...

2008-07-14 15:00:27

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT LIKE the canary in the coalmine, our seabirds' welfare indicates the health of our marine environment and it has already sounded the alarm, according to RSPB Scotland. Yesterday it urged the Scottish Government to put the environment at the heart of its consultation on Scotland's first marine bill, published on Monday. According to the charity, early reports of seabird breeding performance on its coastal reserves indicate continuing problems for the...

2008-07-05 00:00:15

It's been four years since Will Young last performed in Plymouth to a sell-out crowd, but at last he's planning a return visit in December as part of a major tour promoting his forthcoming new album, Let It Go. The former Exeter University student, who shot to fame after winning TV talent show Pop Idol back in 2002, has proved himself as both a credible and respected recording artist and, more recently, as an actor. Tracks on the long player, released in September, build on Will's vocal...

2008-06-28 09:02:09

By Jenny Haworth PROTECTION areas for puffins and other treasured seabirds could be extended out to sea under new plans. Special Protection Areas stop at the coastline, but under new Scottish Government plans 31 of the sites would extend up to two and a half miles out to sea to protect birds on the water, as well as on the land. Seabirds such as puffins, gannets and guillemots use the water for feeding, preening and display during breeding. The sites that might be extended include...


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2006-02-23 12:32:40

The Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) is a medium-sized auk common to the Pacific. They closely resemble the other members of the genus Cepphus, particularly the Black Guillemot, which it is slightly larger than. Adult birds have black bodies with a white wing patch broken by a black wedge, a thin dark bill and red legs and feet. They are similar in appearance to the Black Guillemot but show dark wing linings in flight. In winter, the upperparts are mottled grey and black and the...

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2006-02-23 12:20:33

The Black Guillemot or Tystie (Cepphus grille) is a medium-sized auk measuring 32-38 cm in length, and with a 49-58 cm wingspan. Adult birds have black bodies with a white wing patch, a thin dark bill and red legs and feet. They show white wing linings in flight. In winter, the upperparts are pale grey and the underparts are white. The wings remain black with the large white patch on the inner wing. Their preferred breeding habitat is rocky shores, cliffs and islands on northern...

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2006-02-23 11:58:32

The Brünnich's Guillemot, or Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia) is a bird in the auk family that breeds on coasts and islands in the high Arctic of Europe, Asia and North America. It is one of the most numerous birds in the high arctic. These birds breed in large colonies located high atop coastal cliffs. They lay a single egg directly on a cliff ledge. They migrate south in winter into the northernmost areas of the north Atlantic and Pacific, but only to stay in ice-free waters. The...

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2006-02-23 11:35:14

The Common Guillemot, also known as the Common Murre in North America (Uria aalge) is a large auk measuring 38-46 cm in length and with a wingspan of 61-73 cm. They are black on the head, back and wings, and have white underparts. They have a thin dark pointed bill and a small rounded dark tail. The face becomes white in winter. Western European birds of the race U. a. albionis are dark brown rather than black, most obviously so in colonies in southern Britain. Their breeding habitat is...

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2006-02-23 10:59:10

PHOTO CAPTION:Common and Thick-billed Murres Auks are birds of the family Alcidae in the order Charadriiformes. They are similar to penguins because of their black-and-white colors, upright posture and certain habits. Even so, they are not related to the penguins at all, but considered by some to be a product of moderate convergent evolution. In contrast to penguins, auks have the ability to fly (with the exception of the extinct Great Auk). They are considered good swimmers and divers,...

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