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Reproductive Constraints/ Food Shortages
                        Jay Johnson Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffins rely on certain species of “cold-water” fish to feed their young during nesting season. Unfortunately, warming sea temperatures are driving these fish species into deeper waters or further out to sea, making it much more difficult for puffin parents to feed their young and increasing chick mortality.

Jay Jermyn Johnson   South Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA

Title:   Puffin Flight

Species:   Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)
Date:   2008
Medium:   oil on linen mounted on hardboard
Dimensions:   18 cm X 28 cm (7” X 11”)

See also:
    Johnson page in Artists For Conservation