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Faroe Islanders monitor puffins’ nesting holes to gain a better understanding of the puffin population

Faroe Islanders as well people from abroad just love puffins – and who would blame them for doing so?

And who would blame puffin lovers for watching puffins grow up live.

For that is what they are able to do now as puffins’ nesting holes on the island of Skúvoy have been fitted with cameras.

Kvf.fo reports that ”this year, 16 nests have been fitted with cameras connected to a computer which will be streaming live online.”

Since 2005, the Faroe Marine Research Institute has been monitoring puffins’ nesting holes to gain a better understanding of the puffin population on the island.

Footage over the years has revealed that in 2010 and 2011 the puffins abandoned their eggs, resulting in no offspring, writes Kvf.fo.

An estimated two million pairs of sea birds nest in the Faroe Islands.

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