Danish Yacht Anchored in Reykjavík Harbor
The Royal Danish yacht Danneborg is docked in Reykjavík harbor; the yacht belongs to the Danish Royal Family. The yacht arrived in Reykjavík harbor yesterday and will be here until tomorrow, mbl.is reports. The yacht is named after the Danish flag and was built in 1931 to 1932.
Collapse in Puffin Nesting in West Iceland
Puffin nesting has failed all around the country this year. Studies show that the condition of the nesting grounds by Faxaflói, off Reykjavík, and Breidafjördur in west Iceland is the worst—on Ellidaey island in Breidafjördur only one puffin is sitting on an egg. "When we arrived to Breidafjördur we were at a loss,” exclaimed biologist Erpur Snaer Hansen in an interview with Morgunbladid. He is currently examining the condition of puffin burrows around the country with his associate Marinó Sigursteinsson and two British volunteers. When the team studied the conditions of the puffin colonies on Breidarfjördur it turned out that on Ellidaey there were only four eggs in 40 burrows, three of which had turned cold. "It’s as if 90 percent of puffins decided to skip the nesting season this year. The situation is tragic,” Hansen commented, saying it is obvious that there is a lack of sandeels elsewhere other than around the Westman Islands.