Puffins have returned to the Gulf of Maine—but for how long?

Decades of hard work restored Atlantic puffins and other seabirds to rocky islands in the gulf, but now puffins face threats from climate change.

Hunters had extirpated Atlantic puffins in the Gulf of Maine by the late 1800s. Determined efforts since the 1970s have established a colony of 180 breeding pairs here on Eastern Egg Rock, in Muscongus Bay.
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