Ice loss & the Size of the Eggs (George Divoky)

Video Shot in: 2022

Dr. George Divoky discusses the state of Guillemots and whether there is any hope for their future in the Arctic. He mentions that certain “more experienced” birds are successfully raising their young, reminiscent of the past, which is a positive sign. He acknowledges, however, that rapid changes in the Arctic pose challenges for their adaptation. Dr. Divoky refers to the situation as a “train wreck” and is curious about the current population of birds. Recently he has been collaborating with French researchers and computer modelers and their analysis of egg sizes, which have shown a decrease over time. This suggests potential changes in prey availability or the condition of female birds upon their return. They plan to further investigate these findings and their implications for climate change.