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Seabirds sniff out genetically compatible mate: Study

Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 15:52

It is not just mammals who can sniff out a suitable mate but even seabirds use body odour to choose a genetically compatible partner, a new research has found.

Storm petrel seabirds use smell to prevent inbreed

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 13:41

Seabirds are able to identify their relatives from smell alone, scientists have claimed.

Tsunami killed thousands of seabirds at Midway

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 09:48

At least 1,000 adult and adolescent Laysan albatross were killed, along with thousands of chicks.

Warmer summers challenging for Arctic seabirds: Scientists

Last Updated: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 19:13

Warmer, wetter summers in the Arctic due to climate change are making survival difficult for various seabirds nesting in the area.