The secret life of puffins: research expedition!

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 14:09

As a tour operator and an environmentally aware company, Elding has been assisting and conducting research programmes in collaboration with national and international institutions. Last week, we collaborated with Dr. Erpur Snær Hansen (Director of South Iceland Nature Research Centre) while he conducts the so-called "puffin rally". Every year, the population status of puffins is monitored in 12 colonies around the country. Burrow density, occupancy, egg production and puffling survival rate are many of the variables considered while inspecting the ~700 marked burrows. This rally covers more than 3,000 km to unveil the secrets of puffins around the country. The first step of this amusing trip has been in Kollafjörður, where we operate.-

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