Jenny Howard’s Contributions:
Light from Ships Disorients, and Even Kills, Seabirds
Some of the most remote islands in the world provide habitat for large seabird colonies. But even these remote places aren’t safe from light pollution.
Dec 6, 2021 | 600 words, about 3 minutes
Sea Bass Don’t Like Surprises
Experiments show the fish respond differently to predictable and unpredictable stress.
Aug 12, 2020 | 400 words, about 2 minutes
Please Do Not Feed the Wildlife
Discarding fish at sea is banned in Iceland. How has that impacted a seabird known to scavenge off the waste?
Jul 10, 2020 | 500 words, about 2 minutes
One Songbird, Four Forms, One Tiny Island
Researchers unravel how distinct types of the Reunion grey white-eye came to be.
Jun 8, 2020 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
What Do Birds Do in a Hurricane?
Brown pelicans in South Carolina give researchers a good look at how birds handle these mighty storms.
Jan 2, 2020 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
Sea Urchins Stress Out
Handling and tagging an urchin for research can impair its ability to avoid predators.
May 30, 2019 | 400 words, about 2 minutes
Hungry Mice Are Attacking and Killing Adult Albatrosses
The birds seem unwilling or incapable of fending off their attackers.
Feb 20, 2019 | 850 words, about 4 minutes
Loons Are Getting Squeezed By Wind Farms
Wind turbines have altered bird paths in the German North Sea, forcing them into smaller habitats.
Jan 14, 2019 | 450 words, about 2 minutes