This video from the USA is
Footage of Common and Arctic Terns by Project Puffin, off the coast of Maine.
From CBC in Canada:
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 | 5:59 PM ET
Environmental scientists in Iceland say the changing climate is having a big impact on that country’s wildlife and is eroding land on the Arctic island.
Iceland has seen record-breaking warm temperatures in recent years, which has affected some bird and fish species, said Gudrun Palmadottir, an environmental researcher working in west Iceland.
“There is something missing from their food chain,” she added. “It’s being studied, but [there] was a dramatic death in chicks this year and past years also with the puffin, and it’s thought to be because the sea is warming.”
Palmadottir said some cold-water fish species have moved out of their traditional fishing grounds. That’s a big concern to the country’s fishery, she added.
As well, Icelanders are dealing with severe erosion caused by centuries of grazing and forest clear-cutting.
“About 40 per cent of Iceland is suffering from severe erosion … that means about 40,000 square kilometres,” said Magnus Johannsson of Iceland’s Soil Conservation Service.
Johannsson said that on top of the clear-cutting and grazing, warm and dry summers in the past couple of years have led to dry, loose volcanic soil blowing over vegetated areas.
WITH a hibernation period of up to 100 million years, bacteria discovered on the Arctic sea floor may have longest life cycle of any known organism: here.