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Puffin C3 on Seal Island, Maine

Unlocking the mystery of Puffin C3

By Keenan Yakola – Project Puffin Research Supervisor on Seal Island Phew! Sorry for the delayed post! The past week is one of the busiest weeks on Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge over the course of the summer. We conducted our annual tern, gull and eider census and now we have tern chicks popping out

Keenan Yakola

Join Our Puffin Live Chat From Seal Island

UPDATE! The live chat will now take place Friday, June 10th at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. Project Puffin’s Research Supervisors Keenan Yakola and Isabel Brofsky are back on Seal Island, spending the summer in the Gulf of Maine researching puffins, guillemots, cormorants, and the other seabirds we’ve grown to love. And on Thursday, June

Seal Island Supervisor Isabel Brofsky

Meet Project Puffin’s Seal Island Team!

By Keenan Yakola, Project Puffin’s Supervisor on Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge The resident seabirds have just started to settle in to prepare for another nesting season on Seal Island NWR! Terns are performing in-flight courtship displays while puffins are head tossing and calling loudly from the waters nearby. With the live cams back up

A soft, white gray seal pup

The Gray Seal Pupping Cam is Back!

Life is bursting forth in the midst of the shortest and coldest days of the year! Northern Gray Seals are about to give birth to cute, fluffy white pups just yards away from where the puffins of Seal Island, Maine spent their summer. And now the Gray Seal Pupping Cam is live again to bring

Joy's Cardboard Toy - photo by Keenan Yakola

A gift of Joy for a passionate puffin fan

Little puffling Joy spread abundant happiness this summer, and viewers were immediately smitten with her fluffy feathers and playful personality around the Puffin Burrow. One fan in particular, AnneMa, took notice of a piece of cardboard brought into the burrow and which Joy become fond of, using it as a toy of sorts.

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